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  • n. Plural form of kepi.

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Examples

  • It's just that the Christians who were not allowed to wear showy crosses, and the Jews who were not allowed to wear their kepis/yarmulkes didn't make so much of a stink.

    In France, Muslims prefer Catholic school.

  • Or are today's replicas actually better than the kepis of the 1860s in that regard?

    Archive 2008-03-09

  • Paris was newly transformed by the brilliant Georges Haussmann, prefect of the Seine, and the picture-book troops of Napoleon III, in their kepis and pantalons rouges, were thought to be the most formidable on earth, the Franco-Prussian war being still over the horizon.

    The Path Between the Seas

  • One dresses to fish them as one dresses for the desert: long sleeves, long pants, nose masks, kepis.

    Getting Slammed

  • He wears a Napoleonic hat and has a fairly large but not very efficient army, whose uniforms suggest those of nineteenth-century France or Italy: his soldiers wear red pants, white jackets, and plumed kepis.

    The Royal Family

  • Down the street, Terzian saw the distinctive flat-topped kepis of a pair of policemen bobbing toward him from the direction of the Palais de Justice, and felt a surge of relief.

    Asimov's Science Fiction

  • "Aht pipes, straighten up - orficer comin '," cries one of the troopers, and they scrambled up hastily, adjusting their kepis, doing up their shirt-buttons, as two officers came strolling across from the tents a couple of hundred yards away.

    Flashman In The Great Game

  • "Aht pipes, straighten up — orficer comin '," cries one of the troopers, and they scrambled up hastily, adjusting their kepis, doing up their shirt-buttons, as two officers came strolling across from the tents a couple of hundred yards away.

    Flashman In The Great Game

  • I turned at the High Commissioner's house, where the Foreign Legion stood on guard in their white kepis and their scarlet epaulettes, crossed by the Cathedral and came back by the dreary wall of the Vietnamese Surete that seemed to smell of urine and injustice.

    The Quiet American

  • The rush of the soldiers over the wide plains and the drawbridge looked irresistible -- the men swarmed down the bank and over the ditch -- one saw a confused mass of red trousers and kepis.

    Chateau and Country Life in France

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