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a close-fitting cap worn especially by children in the 16th and 17th centuries.
a soft cap worn while sleeping; nightcap.
a coffeepot, usually silver, having a separate container in which the coffee is immersed while being boiled.
Historical Examples

Six Cups of Coffee Maria Parloa
Cleg Kelly, Arab of the City S. R. (Samuel Rutherford) Crockett
April Hopes William Dean Howells
The Myths of the North American Indians Lewis Spence
A Fool For Love Francis Lynde
Cradock Nowell, Vol. 1 (of 3) Richard Doddridge Blackmore
The Life of Francis Marion William Gilmore Simms
Six Cups of Coffee Maria Parloa
Directions for Cookery, in its Various Branches Eliza Leslie
All About Coffee William H. Ukers

a plain close-fitting cap, often tying under the chin, worn in the Middle Ages and by children in the 17th century
(Scot) a construction, esp a house or cottage


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