loin cloth


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loin cloth

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Beneath this they wore only a loin cloth of the same material, while their feet were shod with thick hide of some mammoth creature of this inner world.
The men wore loin cloths of the hide of some shaggy beast, long ends of which depended before and behind nearly to the ground.
And so it was that as Tarzan, stripped to the loin cloth and armed after the primitive fashion he best loved, led his loyal Waziri toward the dead city of Opar, Werper, the renegade, haunted his trail through the long, hot days, and camped close behind him by night.
The thin, bent body was naked but for a loin cloth.
When Captain Hansen lighted the fuse and hooked the fish hook into the tail end of a native's loin cloth, that native was smitten with so an ardent a desire for the shore that he forgot to shed the loin cloth.
Before him he saw the figure of a young man, naked except for a loin cloth and a few barbaric ornaments about arms and legs; on the breast a priceless diamond locket gleaming against a smooth brown skin.
The two before him saw that he was naked beneath the coat which he threw upon the floor and then he slipped quickly from the trousers and stood there clothed only in his loin cloth.
From the bodies of the dead Dyaks Bulan and his three companions, Number Three, Number Ten, and Number Twelve, took enough loin cloths, caps, war-coats, shields and weapons to fit them out completely, after discarding the ragged remnants of their cotton pajamas, and now, even more terrible in appearance than before, the rapidly vanishing company of soulless monsters continued their aimless wandering down the river's brim.
Boys from the age of 5 to 12 are made to wear just a loin cloth, submerge in cold water thrice daily, eat measly morsels squatting on the floor and sleep on the bare temple ground," she said, adding that they are not even allowed to see their parents during this time.
Simple loin cloth worn by the women of the Indus Valley civilisation is believed was the early precursor of the many-splendored sari of India.
His loin cloth, for example, was from sheepskin, his leggings were from goat hide, his shoelaces from cow-leather, and his coat was stitched up from sheep and goat hide from four different animals.
SATURDAY THE LEGEND OF TARZAN Another reworking of Burroughs's classic tale, this one has True Blood's Alexander Skarsgard stepping into the famous loin cloth.