from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. Same as love, n., It was worn by persons in mourning.
- n. A light hood made of silk and gauze, worn in colonial days in New York.
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She looked out from that gauze love-hood of hers as she came up the aisle, and the governor, who had a harsh face enough ordinarily, beamed mildly indulgent.
The love-hood was made of such thin and precious stuff that the gold of her head showed through.
Mistress Mary that morning wore a tabby petticoat of a crimson colour, and a crimson satin bodice shining over her arms and shoulders like the plumage of a bird, and down her back streamed her curls, shining like gold under her gauze love-hood.