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Synonyms for chador

a cloth used as a head covering (and veil and shawl) by Muslim and Hindu women

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The head lady cop in the severe black chador gave me a carton of fruit juice and a hug before I turned to walk out the door.
A good part of the memoir is really their stories, for the seven students take off their "equalizing" veils and chadors inside the door of Nafisi's apartment and become vibrant individuals to the reader.
Since dressing in a full chador is not the British custom she wondered if women could still claim to choose it out of modesty.
Today, more Iranian women are studying in universities, and are no longer required to wear chadors.
For example, gypsy women sitting with their children on the sidewalks of Tehran (other Iranians told me these were gypsies) wore chadors covered with polka dots and other eye-catching patterns.
But under the Saudis' chadors and the portenas' miniskirts, there's something in common: Argentine-made lingerie.
Every traveller has to go through a male or female search, and women are frisked by officials wearing enveloping chadors.
In the final sequence, the nomadic women, veiled in traditional black chadors, have endured passage across the dreadfully desolate countryside in order to make their way to the ocean's edge.
Down below she saw the women wrapped in their black chadors, their brows creased with worry, beating their breasts and slapping their fists, indicating to each other how bad things were and how grave the condition of Mamou the whore, who was in such agony.
If I'm reading my Bible Code correctly, soon Minnie Mouse ears will come with chadors, The Flume Ride will be a baptismal font.
The four women did not wear burqas or chadors or any other form of full-body cover.
Oh aye, if we pull out the Taliban will be landing in Dover any minute, forcing women into chadors and stoning adulterers to death.
Women play a dominant role in the next section, the evidence of Iranian "girl power": images ranging from beauties with cigarettes between their lips and headscarves balancing precariously on the backs of their heads, to women police officers armed with pistols and dressed in chadors, to women football fans obstinately fighting for their right to enter the stadium.
Young men beat their chests and chanted, while women, dressed in black chadors, waved pictures of the president, posters and Iranian flags.
Taking a first assessment of the structural damage, six American aid workers passed the mangled remains of crushed cars, women in chadors cooking by gas stoves on the sidewalk beside their tents and people still sifting through the rubble for their battered possessions.