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  • n. Alternative spelling of thobe.


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  • He explained that the kandura is the official dress of the Emirates but other countries have their own version of the kandura, also known as a dishdasha, thawb, throbe or suriyah depending what country you are in.

    Cator Sparks: Attention Men of the Western World: Calm Down and Embrace the Kandura!

  • He used to wear his thick black hair down to his shoulders, concealing it with a baseball cap in public, until recently, when he ran into a man in a shortened thawb at a coffee shop.

    The Kingdom in the Closet

  • The kingdom is dominated by mosques and malls, which the mutawwa'in patrol in leather sandals and shortened versions of the thawb, the traditional ankle-length white robe that many Saudis wear.

    The Kingdom in the Closet

  • Been there, done that, seen the movie and bought the thawb and ghutra.

    Pizza Patr�n's Peculiar Pecuniary Peso-Paying Predicament

  • A white thawb, or robe made of cotton, was draped over his shoulders and stopped short of his ankles, and his sandy brown hair was covered with a ghutra and tied with an ornamental rope to keep it in place.

    Consent to Kill

  • The Saudi in the thawb got out of the front car, holding an umbrella, and entered Ging's block.

    Alfred Hitchcock's Mystery Magazine

  • The other wore a red checked head scarf and a white flapping thawb that made him seem ghost-like in the darkness.

    Alfred Hitchcock's Mystery Magazine

  • Abdulmutallab was wearing a new black blazer Wednesday over a tan thawb -- a tunic common in the Middle East and Africa -- with brown dress shoes and white athletic socks.

    Yahoo! News: Business - Opinion

  • Sanaa, Yemen - The two men are dressed in the same Yemeni fashion: a thawb (men's garment),

    Vos Iz Neias - (Yiddish:What's News?)

  • This last weekend I posted an example (a bit lengthy) of the influence of white-collar / white-thawb crime mixed with parochial (Boston) corruption; Bank of Kuwait and the Islamic Development Bank have shown quite an influence in underwriting projects in the US.

    Tammy Bruce


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  • Also see dishdasha.

    April 24, 2008