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  • n. Plural form of burqa.

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Examples

  • We can see women in burqas waiting at a bus stop next to a girl wearing a miniskirt and fishnet stockings.

    Global Voices in English » Translator of the week: Carolina Chandra Rumuat

  • On a similar subject what is with those two sergeants and a pc going round somewhere up north dressed in burqas to see how it feels to be a moslem woman!

    Islam? Yes. Gay? Yes. British? No, Oh, OK then. « POLICE INSPECTOR BLOG

  • It means women in burqas, gay people in hiding, and a society generally groaning under the weight of an enormous repression.

    Christmas in Malaysia

  • The law, which makes no mention of Islam or the full-length garments, called burqas or niqabs, includes a number of exceptions, such as motorcycle riders, surgeons, riot police, metal welders and individuals wearing Santa Claus costumes and other festival outfits.

    French Veil Ban Takes Effect

  • Wearing what are called burqas or niqabs, the women in question keep their bodies cloaked and their hands gloved even in the heat of summer.

    Sex and the Shiite

  • Most Western Europeans are in favor of prohibiting Islamic veils known as burqas, but there is little support for laws on face-covering scarves in the United States, a new poll has shown.

    Support For Banning The Burqa: Pew Global Attitudes Survey (PHOTOS)

  • CNN's Jim Bittermann has reaction to France's proposed public ban of full-face Islamic veils called burqas and niqabs.

    WN.com - Photown News

  • CNN edition. cnn.com CNN's Jim Bittermann has reaction to France's proposed public ban of full-face Islamic veils called burqas and niqabs.

    WN.com - Photown News

  • BTW, I showed my daughter this, and while she doesn't like the idea of burqas, she looked at this and say in awe, "THAT IS SO PRETTY!"

    Boing Boing

  • Sihem Habchi appeared as the first witness before a newly created parliamentary group studying Islamic clothing such as burqas and niqabs — part of France's effort to integrate its growing Muslim population while preserving its heritage and secular roots.

    Muslim woman presses French for burqa ban - France- msnbc.com

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