Definitions

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  • n. A type of rough jacket with a hood.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A short jacket or cloak made of thick coarse cloth with a hood attached, worn by the Greeks and others in the Levant.

Etymologies

Ultimately from Latin Graeco ("Greek"). (Wiktionary)

Examples

  •             “It is grego!” shouted one of the crew.

    Journey to Malta

  • A salada grega, por exemplo, funciona tão bem com queijo de cabra como com feta, que é um queijo grego um bocadinho difícil de encontrar e um também um bocadinho caro.

    A gosto

  • O grego Khímaira parece ter significado «cabrinha».

    Quimeras

  • Partisan grego ferido na II guerra, estudou matemática e arquitectura foi assistente de Le Corbusier antes de se dedicar à música.

    Xenakis (1922 - 2001)

  • Vem de Hermes Trimegistus, deus grego das magias, e identificado com Tot, deus egípcio e mestre da escritura, e também identificado com o latino Mercúrio - daí Trimegisto: Hermes, Tot, Mercúrio.

    Epónimos

  • First he takes about a double handful of shavings out of his grego pocket, and places them carefully before the idol; then laying a bit of ship biscuit on top and applying the flame from the lamp, he kindled the shavings into a sacrificial blaze.

    Moby Dick; or the Whale

  • At last extinguishing the fire, he took the idol up very unceremoniously, and bagged it again in his grego pocket as carelessly as if he were a sportsman bagging a dead woodcock.

    Moby Dick; or the Whale

  • Going to his heavy grego, or wrapall, or dreadnaught, which he had previously hung on

    Moby Dick; or the Whale

  • Going to his heavy grego, or wrapall, or dreadnaught, which he had previously hung on a chair, he fumbled in the pockets, and produced at length a curious little deformed image with

    Moby Dick, or, the whale

  • First he takes about a double handful of shavings out of his grego pocket, and places them carefully before the idol; then laying a bit of ship biscuit on top and applying the flame from the lamp, he kindled the shavings into

    Moby Dick, or, the whale

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  • Going to his heavy grego, or wrapall, or dreadnaught, which he had previously hung on a chair, he fumbled in the pockets...

    - Melville, Moby-Dick, ch. 3

    July 23, 2008

  • "'...should you not like a tarpaulin jacket with a hood, at least? Mr Wetherby, jump down to my cabin and fetch the Doctor a grego: there is one hanging against the bulkhead.'"
    --P. O'Brian, The Yellow Admiral, 213

    I've seen this word before but spelled differently--griego.

    Edit: A Sea of Words: "grego or griego--A coarse jacket with a hood worn in the Levant. Also slang for a rough greatcoat." (220)

    March 19, 2008