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Definition of Cloak

Cloak

  1. A loose outer garment, extending from the neck downwards, and commonly without sleeves. It is longer than a cape, and is worn both by men and by women.
  2. That which conceals; a disguise or pretext; an excuse; a fair pretense; a mask; a cover.
  3. To cover with, or as with, a cloak; hence, to hide or conceal.

Cloak Quotations

Facts which at first seem improbable will, even on scant explanation, drop the cloak which has hidden them and stand forth in naked and simple beauty.
Galileo Galilei

You might think that religion was the one area in which professional jealousy would take a back seat. But no: ecclesiastical memoirs are as viperish as any, though their envy tends to cloak itself in piety.
Craig Brown

It takes a real man to make a true confession - a Chocolate Soldier will excuse or cloak his sin.
Charles Studd

It is better to be violent, if there is violence in our hearts, than to put on the cloak of nonviolence to cover impotence.
Mahatma Gandhi

I see more people taking on the cloak of accountability, more people tiring of the blame game. If we are all connected and our actions in Australia affect us in Istanbul, then we are all to blame and all to be healers. We can't blame lawyers anymore for the 'liability' vs. common sense imbalance.
Jane Siberry
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Cloak Translations

cloak in Dutch is jas, mantel
cloak in Finnish is takki
cloak in French is manteau
cloak in German is Deckmantel, Mantel
cloak in Latin is amiculum, pallium
cloak in Portuguese is casaco
cloak in Spanish is abrigo
cloak in Swedish is mantel, kappa, skyla
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