from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. Variant of lungi.
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- n. A sarong-like garment worn around the waist
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- n. a long piece of brightly colored cloth (cotton or silk) used as clothing (a skirt or loincloth or sash etc.) in India and Pakistan and Burma
Prime Minister Lt.Gen. Thein Sein, shedding his military uniform for the sarong-like "longyi" and traditional jacket, said international aid "with no strings attached" was welcome but only civilian vessels could take part in the aid operation.
Just as my partner and I immediately donned, on arrival in Mandalay, the Burmese longyi, the wrapped and folded cloth kilt or skirt that Burmese men and women wear.
Many of them had worn white shirt & longyi, so when we looked at them from far away, everyone was white.
During our conversation, he sat erect and cross-legged on a raised platform, wearing a longyi.
Although he wears a traditional Myanmar sarong-like longyi, he also sports angular glasses and a silver-colored Titoni Swiss watch.
Sitting alone in her office, Suu Kyi wore a turquoise longyi, a Burmese sarong, and a pale side-buttoned blouse with embroidered flowers.
A smiling young Shan fisherman in a traditional skirt, or longyi, took them across the mist-shrouded Lake Inle in his wooden boat.
His name meant Prince, but he was anything but princely in appearance, with his oil-splashed vest, his untidily knotted longyi and his bare feet with their thick slippers of callused skin.
No contrast could have been stranger; the one faintly coloured as an apple-blossom, the other dark and garish, with a gleam almost metallic on her cylinder of ebony hair and the salmon-pink silk of her longyi.
She began to leap from side to side, flinging herself down in a kind of curtsy and springing up again with extraordinary agility, in spite of the long longyi that imprisoned her feet.
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