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(among Arabs) a cord wound around a kaffiyeh to hold it in place.
Historical Examples

Sarcoph′agal, flesh-devouring; Sarcoph′agous, feeding on flesh.
Chambers’s Twentieth Century Dictionary (part 4 of 4: S-Z and supplements) Various


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