The First Man Setting & Symbolism

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Pith helmet

A pith helmet is a derby hat worn by equestrians, or those who ride a horse.

Burnoose

A burnoose is a long cloak with a hood worn by Arabs in Northern Africa.

Bric-a-brac

Bric-a-brac are ornaments or show pieces put on mantels in French countries. They include decorated teacups, vases, small statues, etc. To display a bric-a-brac collection is old-fashioned by today's standards.

Benidor

Benidor is another Spanish word for siesta, or midday nap.

Canette vinga

Canette vinga is a version of tennis for the poor man. Instead of a tennis ball, it uses a cigar to bat around. Players use racquets to defend a circle, and the object is to keep the cigar from falling onto the circle's ground.

Cocoses

Cocoses are round, orange fruits that grow in Northern Africa.

Black mantilla

A black mantilla is a black-colored silk or lace scarf worn over a...

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