from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun A woolen cloth, or linsey-woolsey. It is mentioned as a cloth for common wear; but its cost was not so low as to indicate the coarsest kind of cloth. In the quotation apparently a tapestry.
  • noun The stem of a vessel.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun obsolete A kind of woolen cloth.


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  • Also in weringe of heyres or of stamin, or of haubergeons on hir naked flesh, for Cristes sake, and swiche manere penances.

    The Cell of Self-Knowledge : seven early English mystical treatises printed by Henry Pepwell in 1521

  • Martin, who wanders around, clad in grey, her face covered -- as is that of Gilles de Sillé -- with a black stamin.


  • ++Nexst fleshe ne schal non werien no linnene cloð bute ȝif hit beo of herde and of greate heorden. stamin ` habbe´ hwo {} se wule. and hwo {} se wule mei beon buten. ȝe schullen liggen in on heater and i gurd. ne bere ȝe non iren. ne here. ne [f.

    Selections from early Middle English, 1130-1250 Part I: Texts

  • He chastised his body by abstinence of meat and drink and made it lean and disciplined it, as another S. Paul, with chains of iron right oft with his own hands, and he putting his flesh under the servitude of the spirit, ware for a shirt a stamin or strainer’s cloth, and for girdle he girded him on his bare flesh with a cord.

    The Golden Legend, vol. 7


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