from The Century Dictionary.
- noun A garment first used in France in the sixteenth century, and worn originally by men-servants, soldiers, and others as a sort of overcoat.
- noun A handkerchief on which, according to an ecclesiastical legend, a portrait of Jesus was painted, and which was sent by him to Abgarus, prince of Edessa.
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They sometimes wear a close coat like a _mandilion_,  made of cloth, camblet, velvet, or some other silk; but this is seldom, and only on extraordinary occasions.
While swimming, the Indian who carried my mandilion touched my side with
Half-way we came to a large river, which it was necessary to swim across, and as my man could not swim, I sent him back with my clothes, except a scarlet _mandilion_,  which one of my guides engaged to carry over for me.
Jennifer's winsome smile to commit acts of gallantry not seen since Raleigh whipped off his brocade mandilion to help Elizabeth I over a puddle.
For my part, I can tell better how to inveigh against this enormity than describe any certainty of our attire; sithence such is our mutability that to-day there is none to the Spanish guise, to-morrow the French toys are most fine and delectable, ere long no such apparel as that which is after the high Almaine fashion, by-and-by the Turkish manner is generally best liked of, otherwise the Morisco gowns, the Barbarian fleeces, the mandilion worn to