HAIK (an Arabic word, from hak, to weave) , a piece of
See also:cloth, usually of coarse
See also:woven wool, worn by
See also:Arabs, Moors and other
See also:Mahommedan peoples . It is generally 6 to 62 yds. long, and about 2 broad . It is either striped or plain, and is worn equally by both sexes, usually as an
See also:outer covering; but it is often the only garment of the poorer classes . By
See also:women the "haik " is arranged to cover the
See also:head and, in the presence of men, is held so as to conceal the
See also:face . A thin " haik " of
See also:silk, like a veil, is used by brides at their
See also:marriage .
HAIL (O. Eng. kcegl and hagol, 1 cf. the cognate Te...
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