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A.Word.A.Daywith Anu Garg
noun: A sleeve or holder designed to hold a hot cup.
From Arabic zarf (container, sheath). Earliest documented use: 1836.
“He brought steaming conical cups in plastic zarfs, two by two, to the craving, sobering hands all around him.”
Jonathan Franzen; The Twenty-Seventh City; Farrar, Straus, and Giroux; 1988.
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