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  • n. Plural form of ushanka.


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  • Among the headwear in the crowd were beanies, ushankas, do-rags, fedoras, bandanas and one green helmet.

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  • Go wear your fish-fur then. (obscure history note: Russian troops in the "great Patriotic War" were issued ushankas (fur hats with earflaps) made with a synthetic pile the troops called fish-fur because it plainly came from no known animal).

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  • Toques (knitted caps) and hockey team-logoed baseball caps were popular, though there were quite a few Russian ushankas, apparently for no reason other than to signify that Canada is cold.

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  • A spokesman said the "classic chocolate-brown sable ushankas for men" were intended for a "gift fund" rather than to warm the ears of chilly bigwigs in the Siberian town.

    The Guardian World News


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