from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A cloak with a hood worn by men in Morocco. Also jelib.
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He set a great pipkin of water to heat, brought out a clean robe of white wool, a jelab like his own, and made some tea.
He turned to his poem, folded his jelab about his middle, and went out over the downs.
He stuffed the pages into the breast of his jelab, and sat brooding over the paling fire for a while; then, by an abrupt transition, he said -- "A fatal inclination for instructing the young was, perhaps, my undoing.