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opera cloak

a large cloak worn over evening clothes Also called opera hood
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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  • Barbara, flinging her opera cloak aside, comes quickly to him.

    April's Lady Margaret Wolfe Hungerford
  • She wears an opera cloak and a mantilla over her evening dress.

    Three Plays by Brieux Eugne Brieux
  • The dressmaker also sold opera cloaks, and Matilda bought an opera cloak.

    Old Mole Gilbert Cannan
  • He is wrapped in a silk and fur creation like an opera cloak.

    The Man Upstairs P. G. Wodehouse
  • There was an opera cloak made of a beautiful old Indian shawl.

    The Story of Bawn Katharine Tynan
  • An opera cloak, lined with scarlet, lay on one of the chairs, and on the sofa were a hat and a pair of sixteen-button kid gloves.

    Wild Margaret Geraldine Fleming
  • A rich shawl or velvet promenade cloak, or opera cloak for a concert is an appropriate outer garment.

    Our Deportment

    John H. Young
  • Therefore, though she may wear them but one moment, hood and opera cloak are needed because they will help out the illusion.

    Stage Confidences Clara Morris
  • A large bosom, and two thin arms showing beneath the opera cloak, which she has not yet thrown from her shoulders.

    Vain Fortune George Moore
  • "I really want to go," she answers, rising and drawing her opera cloak about her white shoulders.

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