Definitions

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A garment worn by both sexes throughout the fourteenth century.

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Examples

  • His pointed shoes were satin, his cote-hardie of gold-broidered velvet.

    The Coming of Conan The Cimmerian

  • He flung back his crimson robe as if he felt the heat, and stood forth, lithe as a wrestler, in his close-fitting cote-hardie and hose of violet silk.

    The Historical Nights' Entertainment First Series

  • The lusty knight, on the other hand, was clad in the very latest mode, with cote-hardie, doublet, pourpoint, courtpie, and paltock of olive-green, picked out with pink and jagged at the edges.

    The White Company

  • His cote-hardie, or tunic, and trunk-hosen were of a purple plum color, with long weepers which hung from either sleeve to below his knees.

    The White Company

  • Beneath its shade there sat a stout and elderly lady in a pink cote-hardie, leaning back among a pile of cushions, and plucking out her eyebrows with a small pair of silver tweezers.

    The White Company

  • The lusty knight, on the other hand, was clad in the very latest mode, with cote-hardie, doublet, pourpoint, court-pie, and paltock of olive-green, picked out with pink and jagged at the edges.

    The White Company

  • "Nay," she said, "seest thou not how I walk lightly clad, whereas I have left behind my mantle and cote-hardie?"

    The Well at the World's End: a tale

  • She was so clad, that she had on a green gown with broidered sleeves, and thereover a white cote-hardie welted with gold, and gold-embroidered; on her feet were gold shoon of window-work, pearled and gemmed; and on her head a rose garland; on her neck she bore the Golden Knight's collar; her loins were girt with the Black Squire's girdle; and on her wrist was the

    The Water of the Wondrous Isles

  • Margery, in her black dress, and with a warm hood over her cote-hardie, was assisted by her father to mount her pillion, Richard

    Mistress Margery

  • The first thing she did was to take off her petticoat and cote-hardie, and to put on a loose dressing-gown of grey serge.

    Mistress Margery

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  • close-fitting, medieval outer garment with long sleeves, usually hip-length for men and full length for women.

    August 15, 2008