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Gabardine

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Gábardine. n.s. [gavardina, Italian.] A coarse frock; any mean dress.

My best way is to creep under his gabardine; there is no other shelter hereabout. Shakespeare's Tempest.

You call me misbeliever, cut-throat dog,
And spit upon my Jewish gabardine.
Shakes. Mer. of Venice.

The knight did straight submit,
And laid his weapons at her feet:
Next he disrob'd his gabardine,
And with it did himself resign.
Hudibras, b. i.

Sources: Butler, Samuel (98) · Shakespeare's Merchant of Venice (83) · Shakespeare's Tempest (50)

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Cite this page: Johnson, Samuel. "Gabardine." A Dictionary of the English Language: A Digital Edition of the 1755 Classic by Samuel Johnson. Edited by Brandi Besalke. Last modified: November 4, 2012. http://johnsonsdictionaryonline.com/?p=2339.


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