from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun In armor: Same as the standard of chain-mail.
  • noun A variety of the plate gorget of which the hausse-col was the latest form.


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  • First of all, when she arrived she was on a horse with trappings of gold and crimson velvet, and she herself wore a robe of gold and green brocade, and a fine linen _gorgerette_ turned back over it, and her head was richly adorned with pearls, and her hair hung down behind in one long coil with a silk ribbon twisted round it.

    Beatrice d'Este, Duchess of Milan, 1475-1497 Julia Mary Cartwright Ady 1887


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