Arm people with a cloak of anonymity and a shield of non-accountability, and watch the cavalcade of crazy charge.
Through the years, I often thought: Am I really just seeking revenge, veiled in a cloak called justice?
Defending diversity, not a tool of oppression hidden beneath a cloak called “justice” or “equality.”
Or is this simply yet another attempt by the artist to get past the cloak of royalty?
Pulling back his cloak, he shows off his giant phallus bearing forth a bushel of fruit.
His cloak was embroidered with frost, and he carried a huge icicle as his sceptre.
On receiving her orders she departed, and presently returned with the cloak and hat.
"I shall keep my cloak on while we go down the aisle," she declared.
I don't know what the cloak is exactly, but I am sure it is something precious.
Its "firm tone" is only a cloak to hide America's consciousness of her own culpability.
late 13c., "long, loose outer garment," from Old North French cloque (Old French cloche, cloke) "travelling cloak," from Medieval Latin clocca "travelers' cape," literally "a bell," so called from the garment's bell-like shape (the word is thus a doublet of clock (n.1)). An article of everyday wear in England through 16c., somewhat revived 19c. as a fashion garment. Cloak-and-dagger (adj.) attested from 1848, said to be ultimately translating French de cape et d'épée, suggestive of stealthy violence and intrigue.
Other "cloak and dagger pieces," as Bouterwek tells us the Spaniards call their intriguing comedies, might be tried advantageously in the night, .... ["Levana; or the Doctrine of Education," English translation, London, 1848]
c.1500, from cloak (n.). Figuratively from 1540s. Related: Cloaked; cloaking.