from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. The curly, wavy wool of young lambs from Astrakhan.
- n. A fabric with a curly looped pile, made to resemble this fur.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. Closely-curled black or grey fleece of very young karakul lambs from Astrakhan.
- n. Cloth resembling the above mentioned fur, often made from wool and mohair and used for trimmings.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- adj. Of or pertaining to Astrakhan in Russia or its products; made of an Astrakhan skin.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A name given to skins with a curled wool (the pelts of young lambs) obtained from Astrakhan in European Russia.
- n. A rough fabric with a long and closely curled pile in imitation of the fur.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. a city in southwestern Russia on the delta of the Volga River
- n. the fur of young lambs
Mr. Josse looked to the long, lean silhouettes of the early 19th century for inspiration and delivered a nuanced collection in dusty-hued silks, velvets, astrakhan and feathers.
The big coat with the astrakhan collar fitted the sleekness of body snugly.
Heavy bands of astrakhan were slashed across the sleeves and fronts of his double-breasted coat, while the deep blue cloak which was thrown over his shoulders was lined with flame-coloured silk and secured at the neck with a brooch which consisted of a single flaming beryl.
An old object was Juguna: curly hair (resembling grey astrakhan), toothless gums, with the thick underlip projecting an inch or more, and long, slit-distorted ears, the lobes of which rested comfortably on his shoulders and carried on their points some heavy copper ornaments.
Amid the waxed mustaches and astrakhan hats, Mr. Plummer is magnetic as Tolstoy — stooped, bearded and snowy as the landscape.
Blow it out the hole in your astrakhan coat, you antediluvian bastid.
His first Adventure story was called "Khlit," after its 17th-century protagonist, a saber-wielding Cossack who wore an astrakhan hat and bright red breeches.
Ventidius came out to see what all the fuss was about, a solid man who looked his age, tight grey curls turning his pate into something that resembled astrakhan.
The floor-length black astrakhan coat he had made for swanking around the Winter Palace with Putin.
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