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 Car’abas.Carac’ci (pron. Kar-rah’-che). 
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E. Cobham Brewer 1810–1897. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898.
 
Caracal’la [long-mantle].
 
Aure’lius Antoni’nus was so called because he adopted the Gaulish caracalla in preference to the Roman toga. It was a large, close-fitting, hooded mantle, reaching to the heels, and slit up before and behind to the waist. Aure’lius was himself born in Gaul, called Caracal in Ossian. (See CURTMANTLE.)   1
 


 Car’abas.Carac’ci (pron. Kar-rah’-che). 

 
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