- n. Plural form of kaross.
“Also he was continuously sending presents of game and of skins, or of rare karosses, that is, fur rugs, which he ordered to be delivered to her personally -- tokens, all of them, that she could not misunderstand.”
“The interior of the palace consisted of but one circular apartment, some twenty-five feet in diameter, hung round with magnificent "karosses," or curtains, made of the skins of various wild animals.”
“At present the chief articles of trade are karosses or mantles — the skins of which they are composed come from the Desert; next to them, ivory, the quantity of which can not now be great, inasmuch as the means of shooting elephants is sedulously debarred entrance into the country.”
“During the time I was in the Bechuana country, between twenty and thirty thousand skins were made up into karosses; part of them were worn by the inhabitants, and part sold to traders: many, I believe, find their way to China.”
“In Nigeria, blue duiker pelts are used in making karosses, a traditional dress.”
“Camp was pitched just outside the station, and for the next two days every one spent their time in buying _karosses_ and in shooting partridges.”
“And indeed she remembered seeing some of the soft, beautiful karosses.”
“The mode adopted to give the news was by so many messengers running out at night-time in different directions, waving their cloaks or karosses.”
“Thirty-five are sitting round me, having thrown off their karosses, as naked as they were born, one, a great orator, holding forth to the honour of the British nation – I dare say a great humbug; however, we can humbug too.”
“Arms, saddles, karosses, blankets, clothing, panniers of provisions and boxes of ammunition, were piled about in mountainous heaps.”
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