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- n. A cape worn to protect the wearer from rain.
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I don't think you need assless bike chaps with a raincape, but you do need fenders, otherwise the raincape just protects your face while vile filth accumulates all over the rest of you.
The only disconcerting thing about a raincape is that you can't see your bicycle at all, but with some of these bikes, that might be a good thing.
Today the Elven Knight wore no armor at all, merely a simple tunic and leggings in dark green beneath his raincape, with soft boots to match, and Valdien wore only a simple halter.
He'd gone back to the secret room and donned the garb of one of his more-respectable personae, in no small part because that persona was possessed of a raincape, an article of clothing that Herald Alberich had forgotten to bring with him this evening.
You'd use the canvas of your tent as a raincape, and hope it kept the worst of it off you, standing with your head down, one hand holding your horse's bridle up near his nose, the other holding the canvas just under your chin, shivering, both you and the horse.
She heard the door open and shut in the entranceway, and Uncle Sebastian shake out his raincape before hanging it up.
A tall, vinegar-colored man with a ball of tumble-weed for hair; wearing a raincape of python skin, beneath which was only a ... loincloth.