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English translation: caubeen/hat

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18:19 Dec 27, 2005
English to English translations [PRO]
Art/Literary - Poetry & Literature
English term or phrase: cawbeen(s)
(Just following the previous question-sentence) “…before an audience of gaping provincials. The piece was one of those rural dramas that were still being written at the time (he is probably talking about the mid-1900s), all cawbeens and blackthorn sticks and shawled biddies lamenting their lost sons beside fake turf fires. I redden even yet when I recall the first night. The comic lines were received in respectful silence while the moments of high tragedy provoked storms of mirth.”
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Local time: 19:19
English translation:caubeen/hat
Explanation:
Cawbeen seems to be a variant of the Anglo-Irish caubeen - an old hat or cap

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Note added at 1 hr 32 mins (2005-12-27 19:52:14 GMT)
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A caubeen is an Irish cap, which could be described as a larger more puffy beret, sometimes seen with a emblem on the front face and small plume at the crown.
Usually worn with the high point either centered over the forehead or over the left eye.
Pronounced "kaw-bean," rhymes with "saw-seen."

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Kim Metzger
Mexico
Local time: 11:19
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caubeen/hat


Explanation:
Cawbeen seems to be a variant of the Anglo-Irish caubeen - an old hat or cap

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Note added at 1 hr 32 mins (2005-12-27 19:52:14 GMT)
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A caubeen is an Irish cap, which could be described as a larger more puffy beret, sometimes seen with a emblem on the front face and small plume at the crown.
Usually worn with the high point either centered over the forehead or over the left eye.
Pronounced "kaw-bean," rhymes with "saw-seen."

http://www.forensicgenealogy.info/contest_20_results.html



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Kim Metzger
Mexico
Local time: 11:19
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Native speaker of: Native in EnglishEnglish
PRO pts in category: 277
Grading comment
thanx

Peer comments on this answer (and responses from the answerer)
agree  Derek Gill Franßen: Hi Kim, I hope you had a pleasant Christmas! :-)
20 mins

agree  Peter Shortall
37 mins

agree  Will Matter
1 hr

agree  xxxAlfa Trans
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agree  Cristina Chaplin
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