Category: Daily Life | Type: Glossary Word | Title: Persuasion (in Context) | Author: Jane Austen | Ch: Chapter 8

"A woman's long cloak, with armhole slits and a shoulder cape or hood, often made of a rich fabric; (later also) a long fitted coat of similar style" (OED). 

Also for men: "A fur-lined mantle or cloak, esp. a waist-length one forming part of a hussar's uniform" (OED).


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