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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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Old Long-Beard paused in his narrative, licked his greasy fingers, and wiped them on his naked sides where his one piece of ragged bearskin failed to cover him.
And yet his first action, when the door had closed behind him, was to stagger against the table, whence he slipped down upon the floor, and there was that majestic figure prostrate and insensible upon our bearskin hearth-rug.
They complained the spectacle would look ridiculous and make a mockery of the regiment's 180-year tradition of wearing bearskins on ceremonial duties.
Guardsmen, in their red tunics and bearskins, will line the steps to the jockeys' weighing room at Aintree.
The wet weather held off as the couple watched around 200 soldiers from the 1st Battalion Irish Guards parade through the puddle-strewn square, bringing a splash of colour to the occasion in their full ceremonial uniform of scarlet tunics and bearskins.
In later years, scarlet jackets and bearskins were re-introduced.
The decision to allow him to wear his turban caused a row with some former members of the Scots Guards complained the spectacle would look "ridiculous" and make a mockery of the regiment's 180-year tradition of wearing bearskins on ceremonial duties.
I appreciate his predicament, but if all the other guardsmen are in bearskins and he is in a turban, it is going to look ridiculous," he added.
SOLDIERS dressed in traditional bearskins and red tunics marched through Wrexham yesterday to mark the 30th anniversary of the war in the Falklands.
The officers and soldiers, immaculate in their scarlet tunics and bearskins, lined up to be inspected by the Queen and proudly wore the new military honour minted to mark her 60-year reign.
Kate asked anxiously after three guardsmen who fainted under the weight of their ceremonial bearskins and scarlet tunics.
The soldiers marched on to the parade square at Mons Barracks in Aldershot, Hampshire, in full ceremonial uniform of scarlet tunics and bearskins, accompanied by the regimental mascot Conmeal, an Irish Wolfhound.