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The hair, for convenience, had always been plaited in two plaits and coiled round the head, where it lay concealed by the wimple.
ENGLISH COSTUMEDION CLAYTON CALTHROP
The large wimple was still worn wrapped about the head, and the hair was still carefully hidden.
ENGLISH COSTUMEDION CLAYTON CALTHROP
About this time came the fashion of the chin-band, and again the glory of the hair was hidden under the wimple.
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For the head a wimple made of white linen or perhaps of silk; this she would put above her head, leaving the neck bare.
ENGLISH COSTUMEDION CLAYTON CALTHROP
The poorer woman wore always the hood, the wimple tied under the chin, or plain plaited hair.
ENGLISH COSTUMEDION CLAYTON CALTHROP
By joining cap and roll you will have one complete affair; over this you may brooch a linen wimple or a fine piece of jagged silk.
ENGLISH COSTUMEDION CLAYTON CALTHROP
Some wore a white silk or linen cap, so shaped as to include and cover the two side-plaits and combine a gorget and wimple in one.
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The female houses had also a white under-garment, a black gown and black veil, with a white wimple round the face and neck.
Wimple: a loose covering for the neck, close up to the chin, plaited daintily; worn especially by nuns.
CHAUCER FOR CHILDRENMRS. H. R. HAWEIS
There was the nun's habit, too, and the veil and wimple, proclaiming another and a greater change from which there was no return.
THE WHITE SISTERF. MARION CRAWFORD

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