from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A kind of pinner attached to the cap or bonnet worn by women toward the close of the seventeenth century.


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  • For you may be assured that my humour is much better satisfied and contented with the pretty, frolic, rural, dishevelled shepherdesses, whose bums through their coarse canvas smocks smell of the clover grass of the field, than with those great ladies in magnific courts, with their flandan top-knots and sultanas, their polvil, pastillos, and cosmetics.

    Five books of the lives, heroic deeds and sayings of Gargantua and his son Pantagruel


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