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opera cloak

a large cloak worn over evening clothes Also called opera hood
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  • An opera cloak had been flung on the sofa, and on a chair was a huge picture hat with costly feathers.

    The Easiest Way Eugene Walter and Arthur Hornblow
  • The dressmaker also sold opera cloaks, and Matilda bought an opera cloak.

    Old Mole Gilbert Cannan
  • She wears an opera cloak and a mantilla over her evening dress.

    Three Plays by Brieux Eugne Brieux
  • There was an opera cloak made of a beautiful old Indian shawl.

    The Story of Bawn Katharine Tynan
  • 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
  • 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
  • The blonde was dressed in an opera cloak of dark, dark purple, trimmed in richest white fox.

    The Arrow of Fire Roy J. Snell
  • A rich shawl or velvet promenade cloak, or opera cloak for a concert is an appropriate outer garment.

    Our Deportment John H. Young
  • She threw about her shoulders an opera cloak, and with a light Venetian scarf half concealed the beauty of her hair and features.

  • 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

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