from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A Middle English form of girdle
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Be drest in pure virgyn garments fromme head to heel, and girt with a red girdel of pleached corde, and shodde in blue.
Hwei _girdle_, hwen the old speli [n] woz _girdel_?
According to Janie’s book, the ‘girdel’ isn’t an eighteen-hour girdle, it’s just a belt.
All right, but we still need the ‘red girdel of pleached corde,’ and the blue shoes—that’s what ‘shodde in blue’ means, you know.