Tuesday, September 24, 2013

Superior Person's Tuesday!

Kerchief of pleasance, phr. An embroidered cloth worn by a mediaeval knight in his helmet, or round his arm, in honour of his lady (also sometimes called a favour).

The lady offers her knight a kerchief of pleasance before he gallops off into battle.

Each Tuesday, we’ll offer up a Superior Word for the edification of our Superior Readers, via the volumes of the inimitable Peter Bowler. You can purchase all or any of the four Superior Person’s Books of Words from the Godine website. Kerchief of pleasance appears in the Third.

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