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  • n. Plural form of haik.


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  • “And these are all nobles of Araby?” said Richard, looking around on wild forms with their persons covered with haiks, their countenance swart with the sunbeams, their teeth as white as ivory, their black eyes glancing with fierce and preternatural lustre from under the shade of their turbans, and their dress being in general simple even to meanness.

    The Talisman

  • But he had sent her a present of four haiks, which she shewed us; they were extremely fine and white.

    Travels in Morocco

  • The manufactures are principally woollen haiks, silk handkerchiefs, slippers and shoes of excellent leather, and red caps of felt, commonly called the fez; the first fabrication of these red caps appears to have been in this city.

    Travels in Morocco

  • The men are at work in the fields, from which they return at nightfall, sullen, hardy and silent, in their tattered haiks.

    Lippincott's Magazine of Popular Literature and Science Volume 11, No. 27, June, 1873

  • Round me, on the bare ground, the men and the boy from the Sus lay wrapped in their haiks -- the dead could not have slept more soundly than they.


  • The two serpent-eaters were dressed in haiks only, and those very small ones.

    An Account of Timbuctoo and Housa Territories in the Interior of Africa

  • He made some profit on his merchandise, which consisted of haiks [c], red caps, and slippers, cochineal and saffron; the returns were, fine Indian muslins [d] for turbans, raw silk, musk, and

    An Account of Timbuctoo and Housa Territories in the Interior of Africa

  • The jewelry and the tissues, the bornouses and haiks, the blacksmith-work and ammunition, which fill the markets of Morocco, Tunis and the countries toward the desert, are scattered from off these crags, which Nature has forbidden to man by her very strongest prohibitions.

    Lippincott's Magazine, Volume 11, No. 26, May, 1873

  • More donkeys passed us, carrying vegetables to market, driven by countrywomen in yellowish-white haiks, vast straw hats, and the inevitable veil.

    In the Tail of the Peacock

  • Women passed us wrapped in voluminous whity-yellow garments -- _haiks_ -- black eyes and red slippers alone showing.

    In the Tail of the Peacock


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