n.— «In a lycra revolution, a cover-all swimming costume is bringing Muslim women on to Australian beaches as lifeguards, unzipping racial tensions which divided parts of Sydney little over a year ago. The two-piece “burqini,” popular in the Middle East, is proving key to a reshaping surf lifesaving—once a bastion of white Australian culture and still a heartland of the country’s sun-bronzed, heroic self-myth.» —“‘Burqini’ comes to Aussie beaches” Sydney Morning Herald (Australia) Jan. 16, 2007. (source: Double-Tongued Dictionary)

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