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  • A mauve silk dress with eighteen flounces, and about eighteen hundred steel buttons that glittered your sight away; a "zouave" jacket worked with gold; a black turban perched on the top of her skull, garnished in front with what court milliners are pleased to term a "plume de coq," but which, by its size and height, might have been taken for a "coq" himself, while

    East Lynne

  • A mauve silk dress, with eighteen flounces and about eighteen hundred steel buttons that glittered your sight away; a "zouave" jacket worked with gold; a black turban perched on the top of her skull, garnished in front with what court milliners are pleased to term a "plume de coq," but which, by its size and height, might have been taken for a "coq" himself, while a white sotrich feather was carried round and did duty behind, and a spangled hair-net hung down to her waist.

    East Lynne, or, The Earl's Daughter

  • Traffic grew heavier as they approached Paris, necessitating that the zouave slow down.

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  • The zouave left him at the Hotel Lutetia with a cheery salute and more incomprehensible attempts at English, then rattled off, his scarlet trousers flapping in the wind.

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  • Hailey clung desperately to the zouave piloting the motorbike and tried to ignore the fragments of cold mud whipping his cheek and splatting on his goggles.

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  • And from England, he made his way to the Vatican, and he became a papal zouave, part of the papal guards in the Vatican.

    Blood on the Moon: The Assassination of Abraham Lincoln

  • The Regent Senaputti was a keen player, and very picturesque in his costume of green velvet zouave jacket, salmon-pink silk dhotee and pink silk turban.

    Ranching, Sport and Travel

  • December, zouave jacket and bodice; January, princess under-dress

    The Girl's Own Paper, Vol. VIII: No. 356, October 23, 1886.

  • As it was not belted down, it crept out and lent a comical suggestion of zouave jacket to the camisa, or waist, of _sinamay_ (a kind of native cloth made of hemp fibres).

    A Woman's Impression of the Philippines

  • He felt that he could not argue with the pontifical zouave of bygone days.

    The French Immortals Series — Complete

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