Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A garment worn by both sexes throughout the fourteenth century. That of the men corresponded nearly to the cassock; that of the women was generally cut somewhat low in the neck, fitting the body closely above the waist, but very full and long in the skirt. The sleeves varied greatly in fashion; those worn by the women were at first close-fitting and buttoned; but toward 1380 the sleeves of the cote-hardie for either sex were loose and long.
“His pointed shoes were satin, his cote-hardie of gold-broidered velvet.”
“He flung back his crimson robe as if he felt the heat, and stood forth, lithe as a wrestler, in his close-fitting cote-hardie and hose of violet silk.”
“The lusty knight, on the other hand, was clad in the very latest mode, with cote-hardie, doublet, pourpoint, courtpie, and paltock of olive-green, picked out with pink and jagged at the edges.”
“His cote-hardie, or tunic, and trunk-hosen were of a purple plum color, with long weepers which hung from either sleeve to below his knees.”
“Beneath its shade there sat a stout and elderly lady in a pink cote-hardie, leaning back among a pile of cushions, and plucking out her eyebrows with a small pair of silver tweezers.”
“The lusty knight, on the other hand, was clad in the very latest mode, with cote-hardie, doublet, pourpoint, court-pie, and paltock of olive-green, picked out with pink and jagged at the edges.”
“Nay," she said, "seest thou not how I walk lightly clad, whereas I have left behind my mantle and cote-hardie?”
“She was so clad, that she had on a green gown with broidered sleeves, and thereover a white cote-hardie welted with gold, and gold-embroidered; on her feet were gold shoon of window-work, pearled and gemmed; and on her head a rose garland; on her neck she bore the Golden Knight's collar; her loins were girt with the Black Squire's girdle; and on her wrist was the”
“Margery, in her black dress, and with a warm hood over her cote-hardie, was assisted by her father to mount her pillion, Richard”
“The first thing she did was to take off her petticoat and cote-hardie, and to put on a loose dressing-gown of grey serge.”
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