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a nuh rak

  • n  a kind of heavy jacket (`windcheater' is a British term)

  • In the eyes of many people, bird-watching is a pastime for slightly eccentric retirees or anorak-clad geeks, willing to stake out swamps and forests in all weather, and liable to .
  • Among the unwelcome additions are anorak, or parka, which the dictionary carefully attributes to Eskimos, not Anglophone backpackers.
  • Gamely he dressed up in a fur-trimmed anorak and posed his wife Sara in the sled, then waved a whip above five puzzled huskies.
News & Articles

  • Mountain Hardwear Ghost Whisperer anorak review
    The half-zip Ghost Whisperer anorak weighs 52g, feels like tissue paper and scrunches up inside a clenched fist. If it weren’t for the light rustling you wouldn’t know you had it on. And it’s windproof and water resistant. It is remarkably strong. With everyday use we’ve been subjecting it to, the Ripstop fabric is showing no signs of wear.  In light rain showers the jacket keeps you dry, but it ...
    June 17, 2013 - BikeRadar

  • Max Mosley in
    The scope for getting the costs down is huge and we can get the cost down further even than the ($64 million) and no one except for a real anorak in the pit lane would know the difference,Mosley said.
  • Murdo Fraser in BBC News
    Scottish Conservative deputy leader Murdo Fraser said: "Only a political anorak would get excited about the contents of a 30-year-old historical document."
  • Eamon Ryan in Irish Independent
    Eamon Ryan, standing in for Green leader John Gormley, said he first met the Taoiseach in the 1980s, when "your hair had not seen a comb for a month and your anorak was askew."

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