bashibazouk


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bashibazouk

(ˌbæʃɪbəˈzuːk)
n
(Historical Terms) (in the 19th century) one of a group of irregular Turkish soldiers notorious for their brutality
[C19: from Turkish başibozuk irregular soldier, from bas head + bozuk corrupt]
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The Hopkins flues are not pretty -- picturesque yes, but rather severe, like a conclave of tall dark chefs' hats or BashiBazouks' headdresses.