The costumes seemed like simple variations on several twentieth-century fashions (long Thirties-style evening dresses for Portia and Nerissa, with a hint of punk chain mail, and frock coats over baggy, pegged pants for the men), with some Renaissance showiness in Bassanio's get-up for his first visit to Belmont, and a discreet, state-mandated black Star of David on the breast-pocket for Shylock, as well as the barely visible zizith
of the tallith beneath his coat.
ZIZIa and ZIZIth
are in Webster's Unabridged as well as the lovely word peZIZIform--botanically 'cupshaped'.
In the instance of this tractate, the translator/editor of the Soncino edition of Menahot suggests that pages 28a-45b "might well be regarded as a separate tractate discussing the seven-branched candlestick of the Temple, the mezuzah [doorpost], the tefillin [phylacteries], and th e zizith
But the Russian market of prayer shawls and zizith
(fringes which observing Jews wear around their waists [Deut.
LM lanolin / manomin LP lolled / popped LS longfelt / songfest LV sally / savvy LY Lolo / Yo-yo LN foldless / fondness LR colonel / coroner LT libel / Tibet LW palpal / pawpaw LZ Lilith / zizith