Definition of Khirkah
1. a patchwork garment [n -S]
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Literary usage of Khirkah
Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:
1. Personal Narrative of a Pilgrimage to Al-Madinah & Meccah by Richard Francis Burton, Isabel Burton (1893)
"... and to have been converted under the name of khirkah Sharif, into the national Oriflamme. There are some interesting ethnographical points about these ..."
2. Personal Narrative of a Pilgrimage to El Medinah and Meccah by Richard Francis Burton (1857)
"... which the Ottomans believe to have been taken by Sultan Selim from Egypt, and, under the name of khirkah Sherif, ..."
3. The Home and Foreign Review (1864)
"... givet to ascetics of his class, as well as the long and patched garnet.; entitled the khirkah, distinctive of the future brotherhood. ..."
4. Fraser's Magazine by Thomas Carlyle (1856)
"... khirkah, or long blue gown,* with a pilgrim's staff in his hand. I once, in the principal mosque of Baalbek, addressed a few words, ..."
5. The Gold-mines of Midian and the Ruined Midianite Cities: A Fortnight's Tour by Richard Francis Burton (1878)
"Here, in case of a Jehad or religious war, and the threatening unfurling of the khirkah Sherff, that Holy and Apostolic flag, the Moslems will require ..."
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