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 (kăz′ə-mîr′, kăs′-)
A plain or twilled woolen or cotton cloth used for suits.

[Variant of cashmere.]
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(ˈkæsɪˌmɪə) or


(Textiles) a woollen suiting cloth of plain or twill weave
[C18: variant of cashmere, from Kashmir]
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(ˈkæs əˌmɪər)

a usu. twill-weave, wool or worsted fabric for suits.
[1695–1705; variant of cashmere]
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Paula Cassimere Stewart, Health Guardians - Catholic Charities Archdiocese of New Orleans
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The Youth Council's president, Raphael Cassimere hung in there, fighting all the way.
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The words and presenters for this year's retreat were: Shalom by Beth Gordon, Hope by Myrna Cassimere, Faith by Lanet Owen, Trust by Debbie Seider, Laugh by Andy West, Mission by Maureen Daniels, Wonder by Paulette Golden, Mystery by Mary Diane Steltenkamp, Forgiveness by Andy West, and Prayer by Faith Roberts.
Cassimere, Raphael, 1995, African Americans in New Orleans before the Civil War.
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Raphael Cassimere, Jr., now vice-Chairman for the South/West Region of the NAACP, was very active in Civil Rights.
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A Working Group of the committee, composed of Myrna Cassimere, Paulette Golden, Sheila Grigsby, Tammy Kiser, JoVeta Wescott, and Ruth Williams, finalized a survey designed to obtain information from practicing parish nurses describing their practice.
The following is the summary of a research project conducted by Myrna Cassimere, PhD, RN, Consultant at the McFarland Institute in New Orleans and two students from Loyola University in New Orleans-Shawnette Gaines, RN, and Nicole Green, RN, AND.
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