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  • v. 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • Stepan Arkadyevitch had gone down to his room, undressed, again washed, and attired in a nightshirt with goffered frills, he had got into bed, but Levin still lingered in his room, talking of various trifling matters, and not daring to ask what he wanted to know.

    Anna Karenina

  • The Sisters and staff nurses at St Jude's still wore their old-fashioned starched and goffered caps, of which they were immensely proud, despite the precious time they took to pleat and pin; they wore strings too -- small stiff bows under their chins, and they had to be made up as well.

    Tulips For Augusta

  • She wore a round cap with a goffered frill and strings which tied under her chin.

    Hunter's Marjory A Story for Girls

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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