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  • See astrakhan.

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  • noun Alternative form of astrakhan.


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  • Turning up the deep astrachan collar of his long coat, the stranger swept out of the shop, with the air, Miss Fritten afterwards described it, of a Satrap proroguing a Sanhedrim.


  • The mysterious stranger took his departure; Laura Lipping distinctly saw a snarl of baffled rage reveal itself behind his heavy moustache and upturned astrachan collar.


  • A young lady dressed in an astrachan-edged jacket and with a face of diminished cheerfulness marched from Chelsea to

    Love and Mr Lewisham

  • She was exotic in an astrachan cap and a short beaver coat; she slid on the ice and shouted, and he panted after her, rotund with laughter ....


  • In a tightly buttoned square jacket, the collar of which was turned up as far as it would go, with the flaps of his astrachan cap drawn over his cars, his hands in coarse woollen gloves, Maurice defied the cold, flying round the two ponds that formed the JOHANNATEICH, or practising intricate figures with a

    Maurice Guest

  • One and all, we got horribly infested with leeches, having a frill of them round our necks like astrachan collars, and our hands covered with them, when we came out.

    Travels in West Africa

  • The bailiff, beaming all over, like everyone that day, in a sheepskin bordered with astrachan, came out of the barn, twisting a bit of straw in his hands.

    Anna Karenina

  • He wore a large fur — or rather astrachan — overcoat, which had kept him warm all night, while his neighbour had been obliged to bear the full severity of a

    The Idiot

  • And no man in Europe wears his uniform as the Hungarian officer of hussars does; the astrachan-trimmed short coat, slung over one shoulder, cap trimmed with fur, on the side of his head, and skin-tight trousers inside of faultless, spurred boots reaching to the knees.

    Woman as Decoration

  • The man wears a black astrachan conical cap and his hair is long and bushy, from rubbing bear grease into it.

    Woman as Decoration


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