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chained_bear commented on the word cape ann
"After Cape Ann, Mass. A fisherman's oilskin cap with broad brim, sloping at the back, and side flaps tied under the chin; sou'wester.'1898 Record 9 He wiped the salt water from off his face with his cape Ann and looked again.'1936 Devine 115 He sold ... oil clothing, which was a specialty and included south-westers, Cape Anns and 'Lincolns.'"—Dictionary of Newfoundland English, 81
October 17, 2008
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