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  • verb Simple past tense and past participle of goffer.

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Examples

  • Edges may be goffered, that is, decorated with incised or burnt lines, though the result, like tattooing, is more curious than ornamental.

    The Booklover and His Books

  • Round her waist they made the loveliest belt of mingled blue and yellow, and all over the upper part of her night-gown, in and out among the pretty white fills which Dorcas herself "goffered," so nicely, they made themselves into fantastic trimmings of every shape and kind; bows, rosettes – I cannot tell you what they did not imitate.

    The Cuckoo Clock

  • Round her waist they made the loveliest belt of mingled blue and yellow, and all over the upper part of her night-gown, in and out among the pretty white frills which Dorcas herself "goffered," so nicely, they made themselves into fantastic trimmings of every shape and kind; bows, rosettes -- I cannot tell you what they did not imitate.

    The Cuckoo Clock

  • Round her waist they made the loveliest belt of mingled blue and yellow, and all over the upper part of her night-gown, in and out among the pretty white frills which Dorcas herself "goffered," so nicely, they made themselves into fantastic trimmings of every shape and kind; bows, rosettes -- I cannot tell you what they did not imitate.

    The Cuckoo Clock

  • I have to content myself with re-reading passages such as:When Serena presently entered the room, she had changed her walking-dress for a robe of clinging black crape, made high to the throat, and relieved only by a little ruff of goffered lawn.

    Great Dresses of Mediocre Literature, Meta-Discussion - A Dress A Day

  • The sombre hue seemed to enhance the whiteness of her skin. .. what the heck is goffered lawn anyhowI tried to read Kathleen Norris on the suggestion of Erin but couldn't swallow the mediocre story.

    Great Dresses of Mediocre Literature, Meta-Discussion - A Dress A Day

  • The cap thankfully minus the strings tied in a bow under your chin, came as a large oval shaped piece of starched and goffered linen.

    Carl's Christmas GIFT Challenge : Tradition

  • The cap thankfully minus the strings tied in a bow under your chin, came as a large oval shaped piece of starched and goffered linen.

    Carl's Christmas GIFT Challenge : Tradition

  • The cap thankfully minus the strings tied in a bow under your chin, came as a large oval shaped piece of starched and goffered linen.

    65 entries from December 2006

  • As for Miss B., she showed up in an elegant goffered flounce…with a frontispiece formed of a single magnificent cauliflower imbedded in mashed potatoes.

    Mark Twain

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  • "There were dresses; there were nightgowns; there were precious christening robes made of lawn, which needed the finest and most delicate stitching to repair them; there were items she was making for sale to her regular customers—pretty lace gloves, shawls, fine handkerchiefs, embroidered blouses, goffered widow's caps, filmy muslin petticoats. Everything she owned was hauled out from its tissue paper wrappings and ripped to shreds."

    The Shadow in the North by Philip Pullman, p 147 of the Knopf paperback edition

    August 6, 2011