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Buff jerkin

Definitions

  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Buff jerkin originally, a leather waistcoat; afterward, one of cloth of a buff color.
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Usage

In literature:

They were handsomely dressed, although some wore corslets over their satin coats or lace above buff jerkins.
"The House of the Wolf" by Stanley Weyman
PILCHER, term of contempt; one who wore a buff or leather jerkin, as did the serjeants of the counter; a pilferer.
"Volpone; Or, The Fox" by Ben Jonson
PILCHER, term of contempt; one who wore a buff or leather jerkin, as did the serjeants of the counter; a pilferer.
"The Alchemist" by Ben Jonson
PILCHER, term of contempt; one who wore a buff or leather jerkin, as did the serjeants of the counter; a pilferer.
"The Poetaster" by Ben Jonson
PILCHER, term of contempt; one who wore a buff or leather jerkin, as did the serjeants of the counter; a pilferer.
"Sejanus: His Fall" by Ben Jonson
PILCHER, term of contempt; one who wore a buff or leather jerkin, as did the serjeants of the counter; a pilferer.
"Every Man In His Humor" by Ben Jonson
He was endued with a buff jerkin, wore a broad belt and cutlass by his side, and carried a halberd in his hand.
"Quentin Durward" by Sir Walter Scott
Endure as long as a buff-jerkin would.
"The Works of Christopher Marlowe, Vol. 3 (of 3)" by Christopher Marlowe
He's like an old-fashioned man-at-arms in his buff jerkin.
"Off to the Wilds" by George Manville Fenn
Ben began to serve out the buff jerkins and steel caps.
"The Young Castellan" by George Manville Fenn
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