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  • n. Plural form of shawl.


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  • On one table a small child wrapped in shawls lay among the circle of heads, curled like a snail, its toe in its father's ear.

    The Happy Foreigner

  • We lay on the edge of the crater, wrapped in shawls and blankets, all the rest of the night, and the heat of the burning soil was sufficient to scorch and discolor my woollen dress.

    Further Records, 1848-1883: A Series of Letters

  • The sheets were, therefore, speedily consigned to the floor, and we did very well in shawls and blankets.

    A Lady's Glimpse of the Late War in Bohemia

  • Karen was sitting before the fire, wrapped up in shawls, in the rocking chair.

    The Hills of the Shatemuc

  • In general there are crowds of well-dressed people on the occasion of this fĂȘte, but the evening was cold and disagreeable, and though there were a number of ladies, they were enveloped in shawls, and dispersed early.

    Life in Mexico, During a Residence of Two Years in That Country

  • She called the shawls her courtesan clothes because I blush to disclose that my dear Effie was what she called a strumpet:)) Her shawls had a life of their own when Effie twirled them:) Even til the day she died in her late 70s she flirted with any male who came within her view.

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  • Mary W. 's turn is actually come to be grown up, and have a fine complexion, and wear great square muslin shawls.

    Jane Austen: Her Homes and Her Friends

  • It is not for the lucre of gold I speak, nor that I would grudge my lady the shawls, nor the gown off my back if she wanted it, but I hate to see poor servants defrauded, and if the shawls is my due, I shall take the liberty of mentioning it.

    The Semi-Attached Couple

  • But the shawls were the least of his burdens in Chennai.

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  • An example from COUSIN BETTE, two characters know two other characters are protitutes because of the particualr kind of shawls they are wearing.

    Transcript: Costumes in Fiction « Coyote Con


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