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PELISSE (through the Fr. from Lat. pe...

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Originally appearing in Volume V21, Page 68 of the 1911 Encyclopedia Britannica.
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PELISSE (through the Fr. from Lat. pellicia: sc. vestis, a garment made of fur, pellis, skin), properly a name of a cloak made of or lined with fur, hence particularly used of the fur-trimmed " dolman " worn slung from the shoulders by hussar regiments. The word is now chiefly employed as the name of a long-sleeved cloak of any material worn by women and children.
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