from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A loose outer garment for men, worn in Europe in the early part of the sixteenth century, and preceding the cassock.
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He was no sooner gone than M. d'Avannes, who would have been glad to be treated as her husband, jumped into the bed, hoping that the opportunity and the place would inspire the chaste lady with more humane sentiments; but he was quite disappointed, for as he got in at one side she got out at the other, carrying away her chamarre, which she put on; and seating herself at the bedside, she said, What! monsieur, did you imagine that opportunity could change a virtuous heart?