kerchief (n.) Old form(s): Kerchiefe
cloth head-covering, scarf
JC II.i.315[Brutus to Ligarius] what a time have you chose out ... / To wear a kerchief! [i.e. as a sign of sickness]
MW III.iii.55[Mistress Ford to Falstaff, of her favoured headwear] A plain kerchief
MW IV.ii.67[Mistress Page to Mistress Ford, of Falstaff] he might put on a hat, a muffler, and a kerchief, and so escape
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