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  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • a Coifed koift Wearing a coif.
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In literature:

Sir Guy de Claremont lay represented in full armor, with his lady in ruff and coif by his side.
"The Luckiest Girl in the School" by Angela Brazil
How pretty she was, in the coif that framed her face!
"In the Field (1914-1915)" by Marcel Dupont
Your toil is ease, and indolence your care, And tunics hung with sleeves, and ribboned coifs ye wear.
"The Aeneid of Virgil" by Virgil
Her dull yellow hair was coifed in the fashion of the early Stuarts.
"The Lady of Fort St. John" by Mary Hartwell Catherwood
To anyone interested in the study of origins the symbolic value of the coif is very considerable.
"The Customs of Old England" by F. J. Snell
On their heads, coifs and caps all of gold.
"A Righte Merrie Christmasse" by John Ashton
A tidy old woman, in coif and white apron over her black gown, bowed her head as she answered his question.
"A Little Girl in Old Detroit" by Amanda Minnie Douglas
Her dark hair was waved and fashionably coiffed.
"The Independence of Claire" by Mrs. George de Horne Vaizey
Mother sent me to buy her a coif, and I got this for the money too.
"All's Well" by Emily Sarah Holt
The king tooke us by surprise this morning: mother had scarce time to slip on her scarlett gown and coif, ere he was in y^e house.
"Harper's New Monthly Magazine, Vol. 3, July, 1851" by Various
Her face was as white as her coif.
"The Idler Magazine, Volume III, June 1893" by Various
Gone too, are their "coifs" and other paraphernalia.
"Bardell v. Pickwick" by Percy Fitzgerald
The next moment a line of nuns in their coifs passed close by them with quick and silent steps.
"A Son of Hagar" by Sir Hall Caine
Her shoes were small and shapely, her black hair neatly brushed and coiffed.
"The Fighting Edge" by William MacLeod Raine
Margot Poins knelt at her side, her face hidden in the Queen's lap, her two arms stretched out beyond her grey coifed head.
"The Fifth Queen Crowned" by Ford Madox Ford
The bride wore a dress of rich white silk, and was coiffed with a scarf of some precious lace, in lieu of a veil.
"Reminiscences, 1819-1899" by Julia Ward Howe
The plain coif, or close-fitting linen cap, was the most general wear for the poor and middle classes.
"English Costume" by Dion Clayton Calthrop
Dalroy advised the women to take off their linen aprons, and Madame Joos to remove as well a coif of the same material.
"The Day of Wrath" by Louis Tracy
I now saw her a pale brunette, coiffed in a rich gold band ornamented with precious stones.
"The Casque's Lark" by Eugène Sue
The main building is square, with a great coiffed round tower at each corner.
"Castles and Chateaux of Old Touraine and the Loire Country" by Francis Miltoun

In poetry:

How came it then one summer day,
Coiffing the daughter of the King,
He lengthened out the least delay
And loitered in his hairdressing?
"The Ballad Of A Barber" by Aubrey Vincent Beardsley
“For cloth o’ gold and comely frieze,”
Winstanley said, and sighed,
“For velvet coif, or costly coat,
They fathoms deep may bide.
"Winstanley" by Jean Ingelow
Here is the tale of Carrousel,
The barber of Meridian Street.
He cut, and coiffed, and shaved so well,
That all the world was at his feet.
"The Ballad Of A Barber" by Aubrey Vincent Beardsley
A golden coif to bind my locks—
Sing away, Oh sing away!—
Or else two white-and-silver smocks.
But if he drift on the sea's rocks
What gifts will he bring away?
"Song (Sing Away, Oh Sing Away!)" by Oliver Madox Brown
Carelessly coiffed, with sash half slipping down
Cravat mis-tied, and tassels left to stream,
I walked haphazard through the early town,
Teased with the memory of a charming dream.
"The Ivory Piece" by Aubrey Vincent Beardsley
On his noble battle-charger rode the great Campeador.
His coif was wrinkled. Name of God! but his great beard was fair.
His mail-hood on his shoulders lay. His sword in hand he bare.
And he looked upon his henchmen and saw them drawing nigh:
"The Lay of the Cid - Cantar 1" by Anonymous European

In news:

AT the 1997 Vanity Fair Oscar party, perhaps the world's biggest annual pound-for-pound accumulation of celebrities, a tall, pale, perfectly coiffed man worked the edges of the room.
These colorfully dyed dogs haven't been taking styling tips from Lady Gaga, Katy Perry or Nicki Minaj – they are all contestants in extreme grooming competitions around the world, and has photos of their crazy canine coifs.
Bored by the latest round of hot-coiffed publicist-pumped Grammy-nominated artists making the late-night-TV rounds.
Gone is the short and spiky coif that has dominated young male domes in recent years.
They follow her — chic, coiffed, assless — through the streets of Paris.
With her oval face and neatly coiffed hair, Carolina Herrera looks like a madonna in an Italian Renaissance painting.
Blo Blow Dry Bar's first Boston location promises to deliver va-va-voom volume for its well-coiffed clientele.
Barry Manilow, the coiffed, ever-young hero of blue-haired old ladies the world over, could live to see his music transformed from drunken pub fare into the newest innovation in crowd control, according to the Associated Press.
PARIS — The long debate about whether fashion is art is being turned on its carefully coiffed head this month.
Magnificently coiffed crooner sings two songs from 'Unorthodox Jukebox,' plus everybody else's songs.
"Dry winter weather saps moisture from your mane, reducing its ability to shine and reflect light," explains Hollywood hair wizard Philip B Another blah-coif culprit.
While Prince rocked the '70s coif, strangely neither Barbara Walters nor any of the other ladies ever asked him anything about it.
Ensign, Carper, and Brown had selected seats next to the night's best-coiffed couple, Democratic Sen Kirsten Gillibrand of New York and Republican Sen John Thune of South Dakota.
Interview with well-coiffed frontman Alex Turner.
Men of spartan, militaristic coifs, men of rigidly cascading hair anointed with mousses of the highest caliber of holding capability.