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  • Chaleco from "yelek", but I have not found giulecco in my italian dictionary....

    languagehat.com: ARABIC WORDS IN SPANISH.

  • (Heb. yelek), "the licking locust," which licks up the grass of the field; probably the locust at a certain stage of its growth, just as it emerges from the caterpillar state (Joel 1: 4; 2: 25).

    Easton's Bible Dictionary

  • But Mahomet's phrases were recited in the mosque, and Seti's, as he rubbed Bashi-Bazouk with the tail of his yelek.

    Donovan Pasha, and Some People of Egypt — Volume 1

  • The sand of the desert, Seti's breath and the tail of his yelek made the coat of Bashi-Bazouk like silk.

    Donovan Pasha, and Some People of Egypt — Volume 1

  • More than once his death had been planned, but the dark design had come to light -- now from the workers of the bazaars, whose wires of intelligence pierced everywhere; now from some hungry fellah whose yelek he had filled with cakes of dourha beside a bread-shop; now from Mahommed Hassan, who was for him a thousand eyes and feet and hands, who cooked his food, and gathered round him fellaheen or Copts or

    The Project Gutenberg Complete Works of Gilbert Parker

  • Now the Muezzin from a minaret called to prayer, and the fellah in his cotton shirt and yelek heard, laid his load aside, and yielded himself to his one dear illusion, which would enable him to meet with apathy his end -- it might be to-morrow!

    The Project Gutenberg Complete Works of Gilbert Parker

  • David's servant, Mahommed Hassan, whom he had had since first he came to Egypt, was gliding from the room -- a large, square-shouldered fellow of over six feet, dressed in a plain blue yelek, but on his head the green turban of one who had done a pilgrimage to

    The Project Gutenberg Complete Works of Gilbert Parker

  • He was dressed like a fellah, with the long blue yelek, and a poor wool fez, and round the fez was a white cloth, as it were to protect his mouth from the night air, after the manner of the peasant.

    The Project Gutenberg Complete Works of Gilbert Parker

  • David's servant, Mahommed Hassan, whom he had had since first he came to Egypt, was gliding from the room -- a large, square-shouldered fellow of over six feet, dressed in a plain blue yelek, but on his head the green turban of one who had done a pilgrimage to Mecca.

    The Weavers: a tale of England and Egypt of fifty years ago - Complete

  • The representative in the Authorized Version of the Hebrew word chasil and yelek.

    Smith's Bible Dictionary

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