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- a coarse cloth of the fourteenth century
*1964: The better quality was used for ordinary cloths, and the worst was made up into coarse cloth known as cogware and Kendal cloth, three quarters of a yard broad, and worth from 40d. to 5s. the piece. The term cogware seems to have sprung from its being sold to cogmen, the crews of the ships called cogs; but whether for their own use, or for export is not quite clear. — L.F. Salzman, English Industries of the Middle Ages, p. 207.
- a coarse, narrow cloth, like frieze, used by the lower classes in the sixteenth century.
- The Nuttall Encyclopedia
Cog"ware` (?), n. A coarse,
narrow cloth, like frieze, used by the lower classes in the
sixteenth century. Halliwell.
- Webster's Unabridged Dictionary (1913)
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