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 Ma’ra.Mara’bout (in French). 
E. Cobham Brewer 1810–1897. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898.
Mar’abou Feathers.
Feathers of the bird so called, used by ladies for head-gear. There are two species of marabou stork, which have white feathers beneath their wings and tail especially prized. The word “marabou” means “devoted to God,” and the stork is a sacred bird. (See MARABUTS.)   1

 Ma’ra.Mara’bout (in French). 

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