She put her hand to her kirtle and gripped the knife at her side.
The kirtle or petticoat is in reality a development of the tunic.
When the corslet was unclasped, the arrow had only to be pulled out of the belt and kirtle.
And I am weary withal, and this kirtle is light and easy to me.
He sheareth a deal from his kirtle meet, To make her sandals for her feet.
A kirtle is a gown; Skeat suggests that it is a diminutive of skirt.
That evening when they parted he knelt at her feet and kissed the hem of her kirtle.
Having kissed the hem of her kirtle he turned towards the house.
She was richly dressed in a kirtle of vermeil silk, broidered with gold, and her mantle was worth the spoil of a king's castle.
She leaped out without a moment's thought among the rushes, with her kirtle girt up close above her knees.