from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. Any of a breed of Central Asian sheep having a wide tail and wool that is curled and glossy in the young but wiry and coarse in the adult.
- n. Fur made from the pelt of a karakul lamb.
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- n. A Central Asian breed of sheep.
- n. A kind of hat.
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- n. hardy coarse-haired sheep of central Asia; lambs are valued for their soft curly black fur
A fur called broadtail, for example, is the skin of fetal or newborn karakul lambs who have been beaten to death.
After his early dalliance as the dapper darling of the international community, in his karakul cap and cape stylishly draped over a statesman's grey flannel suit, Karzai proved his skill as an Afghan trader.
Coastal Bermuda covered the field in front of the house and a herd of karakul sheep kept the grass under control.
Help would be given with emergency grazing, communal farmers would get financial help to buy fodder and subsidies would be provided to karakul farmers.
Namibia's Swakara karakul pelt prices increased by a record 70 percent at an auction in Copenhagen, Denmark on Tuesday.
Beside the blue van stood a smiling man in the ubiquitous white pajamas, with a cap of curly black karakul - the fur from a newborn lamb, she happened to know - upon his head.
The reason is not our minks, which are inferior to the Americans ', or lynx, which are too few, or karakul, which, after all, is sheepskin; the reason is Soviet sable.
Agriculture: largely subsistence farming and nomadic animal husbandry; cash products - wheat, fruits, nuts, karakul pelts, wool, mutton
The effect produced on him upon seeing the figure was far greater than I had expected: the moment his eyes fell on it he began trembling all over; and shouting out at the top of his voice, "Karakul! karakul!" he bolted off towards the camp.
Naggernook and his attendants had been watching our proceedings, and when they saw that we were advancing in the direction of the mound they bolted off, crying out, "Karakul! karakul!"