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a·gal

 (ə-gäl′)
n.
A band or series of cords used to hold a keffiyeh in place on the head.

[Colloquial Arabic , from Arabic 'iqāl, cord for hobbling a camel, agal, from 'aqala, to confine, hobble; see ʕql in Semitic roots.]
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Noun1.agal - a cord (usually of goat's hair) that Arabs (especially Bedouins) wind around their heads to hold down the kaffiyehagal - a cord (usually of goat's hair) that Arabs (especially Bedouins) wind around their heads to hold down the kaffiyeh
cord - a line made of twisted fibers or threads; "the bundle was tied with a cord"
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Police and barangay officials remained clueless as to the motive for the crime, specially so because the Agals were described as "poor but peaceful people any record of having had any enemies.
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He tells the martial arts experts that in the training they use knives, shoes and agals (the black cord that keeps the ghutrah in place in traditional Emirati clothing).
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The Beduin were stunning--flowing robes in black and brown and cream, with flashes of red, agals like crowns.