[LMB] OT: cloak was: question for the author
paal at gis.net
Sun Apr 22 14:42:42 BST 2012
I doubt it—the Tarnkap is an –old- especially Northern European mythological trope...
“Mac” probably is short for is it Mackintosh, which without looking it up (or the spelling) I recall as being a long outer garment worn especially by people such as fisherman and other people who worked on boats, treated to make it waterproof ...
From: Howard Brazee
Sent: Saturday, April 21, 2012 11:28 PM
To: Discussion of the works of Lois McMaster Bujold.
Subject: Re: [LMB] OT: cloak was: question for the author
The Star Trek type Cloaking device may be related to "Cloak and Dagger". I think of cloaking as more of a cover-up than something I wear.
Except for the Beatles, I have never heard someone wearing a "Mac". But being a person without any long coat nor raincoat may be weather related.
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