from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. A long scarf or cord attached to and hanging from a hood.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. Obsolete form of liripoop.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. See liripoop.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. Same as liripipium.


from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

Medieval Latin liripipium.


  • The generously cut hoods provided ample covering for shoulders and featured a long, decorative streamer known as a liripipe that hung down the back and could be wrapped across the face or around the hands to provide extra warmth.

    The Fate of Greenland's Vikings

  • Besides these we hear of the "liripipe", a sort of broad tippet or scarf sometimes drawn over the head, sometimes worn hanging loose on the shoulders.

    The Catholic Encyclopedia, Volume 4: Clandestinity-Diocesan Chancery

  • A hood will typically take between 4 and 8 hours, depending on cloth, buttoning, liripipe, seam and hem finishes etcetera - something that always figures in the time needed and that cannot always be calculated exactly beforehand.

    Archive 2009-06-01

  • I finished the dagges on the hood cape yesterday, including the waxing, and I finished pinking almost all the dagging for the liripipe, so there's some more waxing on today's agenda.

    Dag it, baby, one more time...

  • But a long arm reached for him almost lazily, took him by the liripipe of his capuchon and a fistful of his hair, and hauled him painfully out to the open ride.

    The Virgin In The Ice

  • Lowest in rank are the surpliced choristers wearing hoods, with, in some instances, a liripipe depending from them behind.

    The Customs of Old England

  • Subsequently this mark took the form of a round cap, attached to which was a long liripipe, which might be wound round the head, but more usually hung over the arm.

    The Customs of Old England

  • Some -- indeed a good deal -- of the piquancy of the later is not yet apparent; but its absence implies, and is more than compensated by, the concomitant absence of those airs and flings, those interludes as of an academic jester, in cap and gown and liripipe instead of motley, which have been charged, not quite unjustly, on the Arnold that we know best.

    Matthew Arnold


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