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agal

[uh-gahl]
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  1. (among Arabs) a cord wound around a kaffiyeh to hold it in place.
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Origin of agal

1850–55; < dialectal Arabic ʿagāl, variant of ʿiqāl cord, rope
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Historical Examples

  • Sarcoph′agal, flesh-devouring; Sarcoph′agous, feeding on flesh.

    Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary (part 4 of 4: S-Z and supplements)

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