Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A garment of fur worn by the natives of South Africa. Also spelled carosse.
- n. A treated animal-skin cloak with the hair still left on.
- n. A blanket of treated animal-skin with the hair left on.
GNU Webster's 1913
- From Khoisan (k)caros: a skin blanket, through Afrikaans. (Disputed see talk page.) (Wiktionary)
“The only things of value which he had taken with him were a set of pearl ear-rings and brooch, and a beautiful lined "kaross," or rug, made of the skins of wild South African animals.”
“Over his saddle lay a "kaross," or robe of leopard-skins, and upon his shoulder he carried his "roer" -- a large smoothbore gun, about six feet in length, with an old-fashioned flint-lock, -- quite a load of itself.”
“a "kaross," or robe of leopard-skins, and upon his shoulder he carried his "roer" -- a large smooth-bore gun, about six feet in length, with an old-fashioned flint-lock, -- quite a load of itself.”
“Suddenly, the door opened and out walked not Dr. Wellington, but a black man dressed in a leopard-skin kaross and matching hat, who was carrying a spear in either hand.”
“A long white beard fell on his breast, and a magnificent kaross of leopard skin covered his shoulders.”
“I unlocked the cupboard and got out a few stores, opened the windows of the bedroom next door, and flung my kaross on the cartel which did duty as bed.”
“The ancient costume of the Makololo consisted of the skin of a lamb, kid, jackal, ocelot, or other small animal, worn round and below the loins: and in cold weather a kaross, or skin mantle, was thrown over the shoulders.”
“The kaross is now laid aside, and the young men of fashion wear a monkey-jacket and a skin round the hips; but no trousers, waistcoat, or shirt.”
“These are small carnivora of the feline species, including two species of jackal, the dark and the golden; the former, “motlose” (‘Megalotis capensis’ or ‘Cape fennec’), has the warmest fur the country yields; the latter, “pukuye” (‘Canis mesomelas’ and ‘C. aureus’), is very handsome when made into the skin mantle called kaross.”
“When this hot wind is blowing, and even at other times, the peculiarly strong electrical state of the atmosphere causes the movement of a native in his kaross to produce therein a stream of small sparks.”
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