from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun A Middle English spelling of shirt.


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  • "Anne of Cleves [wrote Chapuys to Charles V.], would like to be in her sherte [shroud] so to speak, with her mother, having especially taken great grief and despair at the king's espousal of this last wife, who is not nearly so beautiful as she, besides that there is no hope of issue, seeing that she had none with her two former husbands."

    Studies from Court and Cloister: being essays, historical and literary dealing mainly with subjects relating to the XVIth and XVIIth centuries

  • ++The caumberlayne muste be dylyge {n} t & clenly in his offyce, with his heed kembed, & so to his souerayne that he be not recheles, & se that he haue a clene sherte, breche, petycote, and doublet/tha {n} brusshe his hosen within & without, & se his shone & slyppers be made clene/[a]  & at morne whan your souerayne wyll aryse, warme his sherte by the fyre/

    Early English Meals and Manners

  • There hange also the sherte of heyre, & hys gyrdle with hys heren breches where with that noble champyõ chastnyd hys body, thay be horryble to loke apon, and greatly reproue oure delycate gorgeousnes.

    The Pilgrimage of Pure Devotion

  • Metellus beyng with an armie in Hispayne, to one, who asked him what he would doe the nexte daie, answered, that if his sherte knew therof, he would bourne it.

    Machiavelli, Volume I


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