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  • n. Alternative spelling of burnoose.

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  • n. a long hooded cloak woven of wool in one piece; worn by Arabs and Moors


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  • I remember the figure of Abu Bakir, burnouse flapping, holding his phone aloft in salute and squinting into the sun.

    Tea in the Sahara: a road trip through the Libyan desert

  • So he fell into the trap and unbound her; whereupon she bound him in her stead, after she had stripped him of his clothes and turband and put them on; then covering herself with his burnouse and mounting his horse, she rode to her house, where

    The Book of The Thousand Nights And A Night

  • The lady spurred her horse and caught with her feet a portion of his light burnouse, dragging it away.

    Travels in Morocco

  • Went to see the houses of the inhabitants: they were nearly all the same, the furniture consisting of a burnouse-loom, a couple of millstones, and a quantity of basins, plates, and dishes, hung upon the walls for effect, seldom being used; there were also some skins of grain.

    Travels in Morocco

  • He wore a plain white turban, plain burnouse and a pair of common slippers.

    Travels in Morocco

  • Curious stories are told of Maroquine adventurers leaving Tangier and Fez as camel-drivers and town-porters, and then assuming the character and style of merchants in Gibraltar, throwing over their shoulders a splendid woollen burnouse, and folding round their heads a thoroughly orthodox turban in large swelling folds of milk-white purity.

    Travels in Morocco

  • Over his shoulders, clasped at the neck with a large gold-and-precious-stone buckle of the same mysterious form as the hieroglyphic crest at the head of the Programs, he wore a wonderful burnouse of white and gold fleece, the gold predominating over the white, and flashing fiercely, gorgeously in the sun.

    The Mark of the Beast

  • I was playing at Naples, and one night, when I threw the body of my murdered wife upon the ottoman in the last act, my burnouse fell off and fixed itself to my waist like

    Lippincott's Magazine of Popular Literature and Science Volume 15, No. 85, January, 1875

  • I hesitated, I trembled, and when with a supreme effort I at last grasped the burnouse and cast it from me, I still lacked the courage to ascertain what it really was, and stood shivering before the white heap it made upon the floor.

    Lippincott's Magazine of Popular Literature and Science Volume 15, No. 85, January, 1875

  • On looking up you are again surprised to see not a great shining negro in a burnouse, but a Spaniard in tight trousers, with a broad-brimmed hat.

    The Land of The Blessed Virgin; Sketches and Impressions in Andalusia


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