Thursday, 20 December 2012

Entry: kalpacs (n.)


In context: "Your picks and hatchets and really big tongs, red knuckles and rimed windows and thin bitter freezer-smell with runny-nosed Poles in plaid coats and kalpacs, your olders ones with a chronic cant to one side from all the time lugging ice." 

Definition: A felt cap of triangular form, worn by Turkīs, Tartars, etc.; also an oriental cap generally.


Other: Here's a picture of a gentleman wearing a kalpac.

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Source: Oxford English Dictionary, Wikipedia   

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