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A dragon robe from Qing Dynasty of China

A robe is a loose-fitting outer garment. A robe is distinguished from a cape or cloak by the fact that it usually has sleeves. The English word robe is borrowed from French. There are various types of robes, including:

Academic robes
  • A gown worn as part of the official dress of a peer or royalty.
  • Any of several women's fashions, as robe d'anglaise (18th century), "robe de style" (1920s).
  • An informal "house robe" worn chiefly in the home by women in the southeastern United States.
  • An absorbent "bath robe" worn mostly after washing or swimming.
    • One such example is a bathrobe, a garment made of terrycloth or another towel like material and is typically worn at home after a bath or other activities where the wearer is nude to keep warm and/or preserve modesty in times of no immediate need to fully dress. (Also called a house coat.) See, for example, that worn by the fictional character Arthur Dent.
  • (Informal usage) Any long flowing garment; for example, a cassock is sometimes called a robe, despite the fact that the cassock is close-fitting.

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Travel guide

Up to date as of January 14, 2010

From Wikitravel

Robe [1] is a historic town on the Limestone Coast of South Australia.

Understand

History

Robe is features in the Australian National Museum, to represent a time in history. At one point Robe was the third largest port in South Australia, although the rugged coastline makes it generally unsuitable for shipping.

Climate

Robe has mild summers, with the average summer temperature around 22°C.

Get in

Robe is on the coast between Mount Gambier and Adelaide, just off the B1. It is 3.5 hours and 340km drive from Adelaide and 7 hours and 500km from Melbourne.

Premier Stateliner [2] run a bus every day except Saturday from Adelaide to Mount Gambier via the coast, which stops in Robe.

  • Lighthouse. Not historic, but a concrete structure built in 1972.  edit
  • Fishing
  • Beaches
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Simple English

[[File:|thumb|Common robe]]

A robe is a type of clothing. It is loose-fitting and sometimes ties in the front.

Types of robes

There are different types of robes. These include the following:

  • Bathrobe - usually worn at home after taking a bath. They are also sometimes worn at night, or in the morning.
  • Graduation robe - A gown traditionally worn at a high school graduation, or college graduation.
  • Judge's robe - Part of a judge's clothing. Other jobs may call for robes, such as a barrister.
  • Wizard's robe - in fantasy, wizards are usually shown wearing robes.









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