Definitions

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  • n. A short cloak.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. A short cloak.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. Same as roquelaure.

Etymologies

Compare roquelaure. (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • "rokelay," or Tartan plaid, of matrons of the olden time, old Simon wore

    The Underground City, or, the Child of the Cavern

  • Glendinning aside, she charged him, “to be moderate with the puir body, but at all events, not to forget to take a piece of black say, to make the auld wife a new rokelay.”

    The Monastery

  • He took the cloak, however, and proceeding with the provident caution of a spaniel hiding a bone, concealed it among some furze and carefully marked the spot, observing that, if he chanced to return that way, it would be an excellent rokelay for his auld mother Elspat.

    Waverley

  • Madge was dressed in the fashion of days gone by, wearing the “toy” and the “rokelay,” or

    The Underground City

  • Madge was dressed in the fashion of days gone by, wearing the "toy" and the "rokelay," or Tartan plaid, of matrons of the olden time, old Simon wore a coat of which Bailie Nicol Jarvie himself would have approved.

    The Underground City

  • He took the cloak, however, and proceeding with the provident caution of a spaniel hiding a bone, concealed it among some furze, and carefully marked the spot, observing, that if he chanced to return that way, it would be an excellent rokelay for his auld mother Elspat.

    The Waverley

  • ` ` True, '' said the official person; ` ` a brown short-gown, mutch, red rokelay --- that agrees with your Madge Wildfire,

    The Heart of Mid-Lothian

  • It is not the firmest heart (and Jeanie, under her russet rokelay, had one that would not have disgraced Cato's daughter) that can most easily bid adieu to these soft and mingled emotions.

    The Heart of Mid-Lothian

  • ` ` It was neither scarlet nor sky-blue, but my ain auld brown threshie-coat of a short-gown, and my mother's auld mutch, and my red rokelay --- and he gied me

    The Heart of Mid-Lothian

  • It would appear that the lady never doubted what was to be the event of this compact, for, taking Glendinning aside, she charged him, "to be moderate with the puir body, but at all events, not to forget to take a piece of black say, to make the auld wife a new rokelay."

    The Monastery

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