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also bur·noose  (bər-no͞os′)
A hooded cloak worn especially by Arabs and Berbers.

[French burnous, from Arabic burnus, from Greek birros, hooded cloak, from Late Latin birrus.]
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or bur•nous

(bərˈnus, ˈbɜr nus)

a hooded mantle or cloak, as that worn by Arabs.
[1685–95; < French burnous < dial. Arabic burnūs < Greek bírros < Late Latin birrus a hooded cloak]
bur•noosed′, adj.
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A long hooded cloak worn by men in some Arab countries.
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.burnoose - a long hooded cloak woven of wool in one pieceburnoose - a long hooded cloak woven of wool in one piece; worn by Arabs and Moors
cloak - a loose outer garment
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burnous, burnouse [bɜːˈnuːz] Nalbornoz m
En la noche del 25 de enero, Burns Night, se celebra el aniversario del nacimiento del poeta escocés Robert Burns (1759-1796). Los escoceses de todo el mundo se reúnen para celebrar su vida y obra haciendo una cena en su honor (Burns Supper), en la que, al son de la gaita, se sirve haggis (asaduras de cordero, avena y especias cocidas en las tripas del animal) con patatas y puré de nabos. Después de la cena se cantan canciones de Burns, se leen sus poemas y se hacen discursos de carácter festivo relacionados con ellos.
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Chulk, a humorist in his way, stretched forth a long and hairy arm, and grasping the hood of Taglat's burnoose pulled it down over the latter's eyes, extinguishing him, snuffer-like, as it were.
Gathering the skirts of his burnoose, beneath one arm, that his legs might have free action, the ape-man took a short running start, and scrambled to the top of the barrier.
A passing Arab and two slaves saw them, but the night was dark and the white burnooses hid the hairy limbs of the apes and the giant figure of their leader, so that the three, by squatting down as though in conversation, were passed by, unsuspected.
He thought that, as in Africa he had to put on a burnoose and sit in a mosque, so in Moscow he must be beneficent like the Tsars.
"I caught only a glimpse of an Arab in a dark-blue burnoose and white turban," replied Tarzan.
I feel as though it would kill me to remain long near that dreadful man." So saying, Haidee arose, and wrapping herself in her burnoose of white cashmire embroidered with pearls and coral, she hastily quitted the box at the moment when the curtain was rising upon the fourth act.
Though adaptations of everyday Moroccan clothing like the djellaba, the jabador, and the burnoose made appearances in the silhouettes Saint Laurent sent down the runway--just as he adapted the Moroccan veil and turban in his haute couture--it was the vibrant hues of these nomad caftans that reminded the designer of Delacroix sketches and encouraged him to ease back on his signature black-and-white palette in favor of playing with Marrakech's vibrant color wheel.
Rodrigues assigns Fernando many traditional attributes of Anthony, the patron saint of lost objects: He addresses fish as "my brothers," sports a brown hoodie like a monk's burnoose, and miraculously manages to recover several missing items.
He always wears his desert dress of flowing robes and burnoose, bound with a gold encrusted igal, or headband.
Two seated women are shown in the foreground of the composition, one wearing a brightly patterned and textured skirt with a crimson waistcoat covered by a burnoose, the other completely enclosed by her burnoose and hijab so that only her eyes and forehead are visible.
Much has been made of the fact that Satan--played by veteran Tunisian actor Mohamen Mehdi Ouazanni--bears more than a passing resemblance to a superannuated Barack Obama in a burnoose. But the film's producers insist this was not intentional, and Satan--who appears periodically as a silvery, mirage-like malevolence--is one of The Bible's most convincing touches.
And I was tasting the deep voluptuousness of the wandering life, the joy of being alone -- unknown beneath my Muslim burnoose and turban -- and the joy of peacefully watching the day finish in red glimmers on the simplicity of things."