Definitions

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. Same as love, n., It was worn by persons in mourning.
  • n. A light hood made of silk and gauze, worn in colonial days in New York.

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Examples

  • She looked out from that gauze love-hood of hers as she came up the aisle, and the governor, who had a harsh face enough ordinarily, beamed mildly indulgent.

    The Heart's Highway

  • The love-hood was made of such thin and precious stuff that the gold of her head showed through.

    The Heart's Highway

  • Mistress Mary that morning wore a tabby petticoat of a crimson colour, and a crimson satin bodice shining over her arms and shoulders like the plumage of a bird, and down her back streamed her curls, shining like gold under her gauze love-hood.

    The Heart's Highway

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