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Middle-English Word of the Day - September 25, 2007

Kaurymaury (n.) - the name of a coarse rough material.

He was as pale as a pelet, in the palsy he semed,
And clothed in a kaurymaury -- l kouthe it nought discryve -
In kirtel and courtepy, and a knyf by his syde;
Of a freres frokke were the foresleves.

- Langland, William: The vision of Piers Plowman (1377-1379)

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