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from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. a doublet of the 16th century, hanging down so as to cover the belly.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A doublet made very long in front, and stuffed or bombasted so as to project somewhat, as in the representation of Punch in English puppet-shows. This fashion prevailed about 1585 and after. See doublet.

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