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She wore a coif and a lace frilling in the fashion of the Regency.

The Sussex name Quaile represents the Norman pronunciation of coif.

Her hair had fallen loose in her coif, it depended on to her shoulder.

Mother sent me to buy her a coif, and I got this for the money too.

They thought you were very old, and must be going to coif Saint Catherine.

The coif recalls those seen in the pictures of the ancient Gauls.

The coif can treat better with the cowl than the casque can do.

The crest is defended by a coif like that used for combat on foot.

Next morning at breakfast her mother saw the coif and stared at her.

He recommends Morrison, his valet, as a good man to shave and coif his father.

WORD ORIGIN

late 13c., "close-fitting cap," from Old French coife "skull-cap, cap worn under a helmet, headgear" (12c., Modern French coiffe), from Late Latin coifa "a cap, hood" (source of Italian cuffia, Spanish cofia, escofia), of West Germanic origin (cf. Old High German kupphia, Middle High German kupfe "cap").

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