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wimple

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 for wimple
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Wimple \Wim"ple\, v. i.
     To lie in folds; also, to appear as if laid in folds or
     plaits; to ripple; to undulate. "Wimpling waves."
     --Longfellow.
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           For with a veil, that wimpled everywhere,
           Her head and face was hid.               --Spenser.
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           With me through . . . meadows stray,
           Where wimpling waters make their way.    --Ramsay.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Wimple \Wim"ple\, n. [OE. wimpel, AS. winpel; akin to D. & G.
     wimpel a pennant, streamer, OHG. wimpal a veil, Icel.
     vimpill, Dan. & Sw. vimpel a pennant, streamer; of uncertain
     origin. Cf. Gimp.]
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     1. A covering of silk, linen, or other material, for the neck
        and chin, formerly worn by women as an outdoor protection,
        and still retained in the dress of nuns.
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              Full seemly her wympel ipinched is.   --Chaucer.
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              For she had laid her mournful stole aside,
              And widowlike sad wimple thrown away. --Spenser.
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              Then Vivian rose,
              And from her brown-locked head the wimple throws.
                                                    --M. Arnold.
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     2. A flag or streamer. --Weale.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Wimple \Wim"ple\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Wimpled; p. pr. & vb. n.
     Wimpling.]
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     1. To clothe with a wimple; to cover, as with a veil; hence,
        to hoodwink. "She sat ywympled well." --Chaucer.
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              This wimpled, whining, purblind, wayward boy.
                                                    --Shak.
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     2. To draw down, as a veil; to lay in folds or plaits, as a
        veil.
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     3. To cause to appear as if laid in folds or plaits; to cause
        to ripple or undulate; as, the wind wimples the surface of
        water.
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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  wimple
      n 1: headdress of cloth; worn over the head and around the neck
           and ears by medieval women

From Easton's 1897 Bible Dictionary :

  Wimple
     Isa. 3:22, (R.V., "shawls"), a wrap or veil. The same Hebrew
     word is rendered "vail" (R.V., "mantle") in Ruth 3:15.