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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR CLOAK

She went to put on her hat and cloak, and presently they were in the street.

When that was done she made a bundle of her cloak and shawl, and lay down in her clothes.

The colonel threw his cloak about his shoulders, and hastened down to the carpenter's.

With that I raised my cloak so as to let him see for himself, turning my body round before him.

Then I rose, and detaching the silver ornament from my cloak, presented it to him.

Why had he stooped to pick up the cloak if they were not following—if he had not been afraid of losing it?

Throwing my cloak down, I placed the girl on it and briefly related what had happened.

When you are free of your cloak, Tony Cross, dismount and let us embrace.

Thereat the Jew drew his cloak around him, and quickened his pace.

A waiter brought the girl's cloak and put it in Kirkwood's hands.

WORD ORIGIN

late 13c., "long, loose outer garment," from Old North French cloque (Old French cloche, cloke) "travelling cloak," from Medieval Latin clocca "travelers' cape," literally "a bell," so called from the garment's bell-like shape (the word is thus a doublet of clock (n.1)). An article of everyday wear in England through 16c., somewhat revived 19c. as a fashion garment. Cloak-and-dagger (adj.) attested from 1848, said to be ultimately translating French de cape et d'épée, suggestive of stealthy violence and intrigue.

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