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Burka

 

a sleeveless felt cloak common in the Caucasus. There are two types: the rider’s burka, which is long, thickpiled, and has seams that form broad shoulders; and the burka worn by those who travel by foot, which is short, smooth, and seamless—a necessary part of the equipment of Caucasian herdsmen.

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Addressing Mrs Burka, a mother-of-three and her daughter, Lucinda, also from Liversedge, he added: "Police officers tried their damndest to get an answer but the reality is not clear."
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