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Archbishop Neville had 1000 egrettes served at one banquet, and the whole species seems to have been extirpated.
Character Sketches of Romance, Fiction and the Drama A Revised American Edition of the Reader's Handbook, Vol. 3 Ebenezer Cobham Brewer 1853
For little Miss Custis was ordered "a coat made of fashionable silk, 6 pairs of white kid gloves, handsome egrettes of different sorts, and one pair of pack thread stays ...." [
Woman's Life in Colonial Days Carl Holliday