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bearskin

1. the pelt of a bear, esp when used as a rug
2. a rough shaggy woollen cloth, used for overcoats
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Around 100 troops from the Coldstream Guards marched through the streets of Berwick in full black bearskin cap regalia, with band playing, colours flying and bayonets fixed.
The red outfits and bearskin cap were used to identify them to the enemy as noncombatants.
The Queen, in a cornflower blue outfit, rode in a carriage with the Duke of Edinburgh who, despite celebrating his 84th birthday the day before, wore the tall bearskin cap and uniform of colonel of the Grenadier Guards.
Later tests revealed he wore a bearskin cap, goatskin leggings, and a waterproof woven grass cape - still used by Alpine herdsmen up until the 19th Century.
Later tests revealed he wore a bearskin cap, goatskin leggings, a waterproof woven grass cape, still used by Alpine herdsmen up until the 19th Century.