Checklaton
Checklaton Check"la*ton, n. 1. Ciclatoun. [Obs.] [1913 Webster]

2. Gilded leather. [Obs.] --Spenser. [1913 Webster]


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  • checklaton — /chek latˈən/ noun Understood and explained by Spenser as gilded leather used for making embroidered jacks (also schecklaton or shecklaton) ORIGIN: ↑ciclaton, perh by association with ↑latten …   Useful english dictionary

  • checklaton — Ciclatoun Cic la*toun , n. [Of. ciclaton.] A costly cloth, of uncertain material, used in the Middle Ages. [Obs.] [Written also {checklaton}, {chekelatoun}.] [1913 Webster] His robe was of ciclatoun, That coste many a Jane. Chaucer. [1913… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • chekelatoun — Ciclatoun Cic la*toun , n. [Of. ciclaton.] A costly cloth, of uncertain material, used in the Middle Ages. [Obs.] [Written also {checklaton}, {chekelatoun}.] [1913 Webster] His robe was of ciclatoun, That coste many a Jane. Chaucer. [1913… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Ciclatoun — Cic la*toun , n. [Of. ciclaton.] A costly cloth, of uncertain material, used in the Middle Ages. [Obs.] [Written also {checklaton}, {chekelatoun}.] [1913 Webster] His robe was of ciclatoun, That coste many a Jane. Chaucer. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Shecklaton — Sheck la*ton, n. [Cf. {Ciclatoun}.] A kind of gilt leather. See {Checklaton}. [Obs.] Spenser. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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