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  • n  a cord (usually of goat's hair) that Arabs (especially Bedouins) wind around their heads to hold down the kaffiyeh

  • In his day, other spurs set Yeats agal-loping.
  • Changing from Western to Arabic dress, he capped his kaffiyeh not with the usual double strand of gold agal worn by all royalty, but with the simple black commoner's cord he often .

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