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Usage examples for izar

  1. 111 Izar the portion of a pilgrim's dress so called, ii. – Personal Narrative of a Pilgrimage to Al-Madinah & Meccah by Sir Richard Francis Burton
  2. My hair, as I sit here writing, already hangs a black, oiled string down my back; my scented beard sweeps in two opening whisks to my ribs; I have on the izar a pair of drawers of yomani cloth like cotton, but with yellow stripes; over this a soft shirt, or quamis, of white silk, reaching to my calves; over this a short vest of gold- embroidered crimson, the sudeyree; over this a khaftan of green- striped silk, reaching to the ankles, with wide, long sleeves divided at the wrist, and bound at the waist with a voluminous gaudy shawl of Cashmere for girdle; over this a warm wide- flowing torrent of white drapery, lined with ermine. – The Purple Cloud by M.P. Shiel
  3. The Izar is wrapped round the loins from waist to knee, and, knotted or tucked in at the middle, supports itself. – Personal Narrative of a Pilgrimage to Al-Madinah & Meccah by Sir Richard Francis Burton