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From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
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shawlshawl /ʃɔːl $ ʃɒːl/ noun [countable]  DCCa piece of cloth, in a square or triangular shape, that is worn around the shoulders or head, especially by women
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shawlThe cashmere shawl hadn't been expensive.He also became interested in the breeding of goats to provide wool for shawls.She wrapped her shawl around him.Her shawl was tightly wrapped round her head and shoulders.And so I took my shawl down from the hook and went outside.They gave her dolls, rings, shawls, baskets and necklaces.Lying inside, wrapped in a clean woollen shawl, was the smallest baby I had ever seen.
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