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a cloth worn about the breech and loins; loincloth.
Historical Examples

Notes on the Kiowa Sun Dance Leslie Spier
The Sky Is Falling Lester del Rey
The Sky Is Falling Lester del Rey
The Stronghold Miriam Haynie
The Philippines Past and Present (Volume 2 of 2) Dean Conant Worcester
Old Indian Days [AKA Ohiyesa], Charles A. Eastman
Naudsonce H. Beam Piper
The Sky Is Falling Lester del Rey

other names for loincloth


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