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

  Quoif \Quoif\ (kwoif or koif), n. & v. t.
     See Coif. --Shak.
     [1913 Webster]

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Coif \Coif\ (koif or kw[aum]f), n. [OF. coife, F. coiffe, LL.
     cofea, cuphia, fr. OHG. kuppa, kuppha, miter, perh. fr. L.
     cupa tub. See Cup, n.; but cf. also Cop, Cuff the
     article of dress, Quoif, n.]
     1. A cap. Specifically:
        (a) A close-fitting cap covering the sides of the head,
            like a small hood without a cape.
        (b) An official headdress, such as that worn by certain
            judges in England. [Written also quoif.]
            [1913 Webster]
  
                  From point and saucy ermine down
                  To the plain coif and russet gown. --H. Brocke.
            [1913 Webster]
  
                  The judges, . . . althout they are not of the
                  first magnitude, nor need be of the degree of
                  the coif, yet are they considerable. --Bacon.
            [1913 Webster]
  
     2. a coiffure.
        [PJC]

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