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niqab, jazz something up
Covering a woman’s face is said by some devout Muslims to protect her virtue. But the full veil has long lent itself to other purposes. Some countries have restricted the niqab as a symbol of the repression of women. But full veiling can be a means of getting around conservative social conventions. Saudi women recount how they use the niqab to meet boyfriends or lovers incognito http://econ.st/1zyBSXL
niqab Pronunciation: /nɪˈkɑːb / Definition of niqab in English: NOUN A veil worn by some Muslim women in public, covering all of the face apart from the eyes. EXAMPLE SENTENCES Origin Arabic niqāb.
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He believes bank branches can be jazzed up and transformed into places customers feel they genuinely want to visit.
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