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- n. A brimless Russian fur cap.
We had paid for our repairs in bottles of Moldovan wine, which evidently works wonders—the shapka wearers made the car run better than it ever had.
Mr. Carter indeed collects hats (a replica Napoleonic cap and a Revolutionary wig-and-hat combo rest on his dresser), and throughout the most recent bedtime-story night, he mingled around the house in an outlandish cream shapka.
Last time I had a panic attack in the middle of the night, I dozed through the wee hours of the morning wearing a shapka.
The Russians have a saying: "Tyajela ti shapka manomakha" — "The crown of the czar is very heavy."
At the St. Petersburg bookstore, Mozgov purchased a pair of Russian novels and a furry shapka-ushanka, a military hat.
I have a servant for that kind of thing, Katoma _dyadka_, of the oaken _shapka_. "