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 Mar’abou Feathers.Mara’buts. 
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E. Cobham Brewer 1810–1897. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898.
 
Mara’bout (in French).
 
A big-bellied kettle; a very large sail; an ugly baboon of a man; also a sort of plume at one time worn by ladies. The “marabout hat” was a hat adorned with a marabou feather.   1
 


 Mar’abou Feathers.Mara’buts. 

 
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