from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun See baudekin.


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  • And I send you herein a fine piece of baudekyn, the bravest I could see, the which I bought in the market at Byzantium, to make you a rare gown for feast-days.

    Mistress Margery

  • Dame Lovell was highly delighted, particularly when, on opening the parcel, she drew out a magnificent piece of baudekyn, one of the richest dress-stuffs then made, and only to be procured from Constantinople.

    Mistress Margery

  • She gathered up her baudekyn, and left the servants to entertain the Palmer, who she gave orders should be feasted with the best in the house.

    Mistress Margery

  • For the golden baudekyn that was too mean to to clothe thee, -- the robes that are washed white, the pure bright stone

    The Well in the Desert An Old Legend of the House of Arundel

  • [Note: Baudekyn or baldekyn was the richest silk stuff then known, and also of oriental manufacture.] "I never wear baudekyn," answered Philippa.

    The Well in the Desert An Old Legend of the House of Arundel

  • I thought He would have clad her in golden baudekyn [see Note 1], and set gems in her hair, and given her a horse to ride, -- like the Lady de Chartreux had when she came to the Convent last year to visit her daughter, Sister Egidia.

    The Well in the Desert An Old Legend of the House of Arundel

  • In the Abbey was the throne, covered with baudekyn; but I pray you, demand not of me a regular account of all that was done; for it was so many and sundry ceremonies that my weak head will not hold them.

    Robin Tremayne A Story of the Marian Persecution

  • In vij. pertica ij Tuniculae de rubeo baudekyn mixto cum blavio, et j Casula de panno aureo ejusdem coloris, pulverizato cum leopardis aureis.

    Archaeologia, or, Miscellaneous tracts relating to antiquity [microform]

  • In xj pertica ij Tuniculae j Casula iij Capae de panno serico de baudekyn nigri coloris ex dono domini Jolianuis Ducis Lancastriae quondam.

    Archaeologia, or, Miscellaneous tracts relating to antiquity [microform]

  • Nevertheless, he heard a voice in his ear, which said, "The second time!" whereon he deemed that it was verily that same man: yet had he nought to do to lay hold on him, and he might not speak with him, for even therewith came the Abbot in garments all of gold, going a-foot under a canopy of baudekyn, with the precious mitre on his head, and the crozier borne before him, as if he had been a patriarch: for he was an exceeding mighty lord.

    The Well at the World's End: a tale


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