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The guard disappeared; and the caftan falling to the ground, revealed Honain.

The Sultan had plainly written to him that he was to wear this caftan.

He was particular about his dress, and wore his caftan about a span shorter than any one else.

He went to the monastery school as a Jew, in caftan and curls.

Out of respect for the latter he had not removed his caftan.

With that he withdrew, having hid the money in the folds of his caftan.

Here the old lady chuckled rather cynically, and wrapping her caftan around her, stalked out of the room.

She wore a long Persian caftan that reached to her ankles and defined rather than veiled her shapely figure.

Then the old man pushed up the sleeves of his caftan, like one who prepares to execute a masterstroke.

Dmitri was seized, his royal garments were torn off, and the caftan of a pastry-cook was placed upon him.

WORD ORIGIN

1590s, "long tunic worn in Turkey, etc.," from Turkish qaftan (also in Arabic), from Persian khaftan. As a similar shirt or dress style in the West, it is attested from c.1955.

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