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bawdekin


bawdekin


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  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Baudekin  \Bau"de*kin\,  n.  [OE.  bawdekin  rich  silk  stuff,  OF 
  baudequin  See  {Baldachin}.] 
  The  richest  kind  of  stuff  used  in  garments  in  the  Middle 
  Ages,  the  web  being  gold,  and  the  woof  silk,  with  embroidery 
  :  --  made  originally  at  Bagdad.  [Spelt  also  {baudkin}, 
  {baudkyn},  {bawdekin},  and  {baldakin}.]  --Nares.