from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A Middle English form of quaintise.
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Costume 93 This latter is called a quintis or cointise, a name given to a peculiarly fashioned gown or tunic of that day.
94 The scarf afterwards worn round the crest of the helmet was called a cointise.
Literaria, "London, 1844, 8vo, p. 1; the title is in French:" Ci commence le fables et le cointise de dame Siriz. "