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shawl

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a piece of cloth that is used especially by women as a covering for the head or shoulders

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shawl

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The first known use of shawl was in 1662

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“Shawl.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/shawl. Accessed 10 Aug. 2020.

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