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He was not yet quite certain that Adams had any more of the clergyman in him than his cassock.

Pierre, utterly bewildered, could find neither his breeches nor his cassock.

She looked down and saw that blood was flowing from his hand and down his cassock.

He wore his cassock with the ease of long habit: he was young.

He fumbled mechanically at the buttons of his cassock, which seemed to him all disarranged.

Let him have a cassock to preach in; let him have three cassocks, if he find benefit in them.

When this was done, he signalled to Brother Andrew to take off the cassock.

Taking the letters from the pocket of his cassock, the Pope laid them on the table.

Roma had knelt again, and was fingering the skirt of the Pope's cassock.

With my head still buried in Father Dan's cassock I got it out at last.

WORD ORIGIN

1540s, "long loose gown," from Middle French casaque "long coat" (16c.), probably ultimately from Turkish quzzak "nomad, adventurer," (the source of Cossack), from their typical riding coat. Or perhaps from Arabic kazagand, from Persian kazhagand "padded coat," from kazh "raw silk" + agand "stuffed." Chiefly a soldier's cloak 16c.-17c.; ecclesiastical use is from 1660s.

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