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Shawl vs. Cape

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Shawlnoun

A square or rectangular piece of cloth worn as a covering for the head, neck, and shoulders.

‘She wears her shawl when it's cold outside.’;

Capenoun

(geography) A piece or point of land, extending beyond the adjacent coast into a sea or lake; a promontory; a headland.

Shawlnoun

A fold of wrinkled flesh under the lips and neck of a bloodhound, used in scenting.

Capenoun

A sleeveless garment or part of a garment, hanging from the neck over the back, arms, and shoulders.

Shawlverb

(transitive) To wrap in a shawl.

Capeverb

To incite or attract (a bull) to charge a certain direction, by waving a cape.

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Shawlnoun

A square or oblong cloth of wool, cotton, silk, or other textile or netted fabric, used, especially by women, as a loose covering for the neck and shoulders.

Capeverb

(nautical) To head or point; to keep a course.

‘The ship capes southwest by south.’;

Shawlverb

To wrap in a shawl.

Capeverb

To skin an animal, particularly a deer.

Shawlnoun

cloak consisting of an oblong piece of cloth used to cover the head and shoulders

Capeverb

(uncommon) To wear a cape.

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Shawlnoun

a piece of fabric worn by women over the shoulders or head or wrapped round a baby.

Capeverb

(obsolete) To look for, search after.

Shawl

A shawl (from Persian: شال‎ shāl, which may be from Hindi: दुशाला duśālā, ultimately from Sanskrit: शाटी śāṭī) is a simple item of clothing, loosely worn over the shoulders, upper body and arms, and sometimes also over the head. It is usually a rectangular or square piece of cloth, which is often folded to make a triangle, but can also be triangular in shape.

Capeverb

To gaze or stare.

‘The captain just caped mindlessly into the distance as his ship was hit by volley after volley.’;

Capenoun

A piece or point of land, extending beyond the adjacent coast into the sea or a lake; a promontory; a headland.

Capenoun

A sleeveless garment or part of a garment, hanging from the neck over the back, arms, and shoulders, but not reaching below the hips. See Cloak.

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Capeverb

To head or point; to keep a course; as, the ship capes southwest by south.

Capeverb

To gape.

Capenoun

a strip of land projecting into a body of water

Capenoun

a sleeveless garment like a cloak but shorter

Capenoun

a sleeveless cloak, typically a short one

‘he was wearing a flowing cape’;

Capenoun

a part of a longer coat or cloak that falls loosely over the shoulders from the neckband

‘the robe was decorated with gold lace on the fronts, cape, and hem’;

Capenoun

the pelt from the head and neck of an animal, for preparation as a hunting trophy

‘the hair on a cape for the taxidermist can spoil in warm weather’;

Capenoun

a headland or promontory

‘we could see the island from the cape’;

Capenoun

the Cape of Good Hope.

Capenoun

Cape Cod, Massachusetts.

Capenoun

the former Cape Province of South Africa.

Capeverb

(in bullfighting) taunt (the bull) by flourishing a cape

‘the film shows a man expertly caping a charging bull’;

Capeverb

skin the head and neck of (an animal) to prepare a hunting trophy.

Cape

A cape is a sleeveless outer garment which drapes the wearer's back, arms, and chest, and connects at the neck.

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