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  • But compare the spacious palace and great warderobe of the one, with the hovel and the few rags of the other, and you will be sensible that the difference between their cloathing, lodging, and household furniture, is almost as great in quantity as in quality.

    A Bland and Deadly Courtesy

  • _ ---- And to Robert Boillet for blac paper and nailles for closing and fastenyng of diuers cofyns of ffyrre wherein the Kings boks were conveyed and caried from the Kings grete warderobe in London vnto Eltham aforesaid, v_d.

    Bibliomania; or Book-Madness A Bibliographical Romance

  • I also like the Aaliyah-esque look of her warderobe in the video.

    Charcoal Ink - Proud Member of the Mike Mafia

  • The messanger assured him of al that he required, and instructed him what he had to doe for the accomplishement of that he loked for, which was, that the next day at night she would cause him to come into her warderobe, which was adioyning to the Chamber of his Lady, to the ende that when her maydes were a bed, he might repaire to the place where he might easely visite his maistresse, and say vnto her what he thought good.

    The Palace of Pleasure, Volume 1


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  • *looking suspiciously at own clothing*

    November 21, 2008

  • and this word, "warderobe", is apparently Old Northern French.

    November 21, 2008

  • in response to chained_bear, the Oxford dictionary says it is indeed a variant of "garderobe".

    November 21, 2008

  • see comments on werderobe.

    Actually... I wonder if this is a variation of garderobe, which was a medieval name for... uh... kind of ... water closet.

    December 1, 2007