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First published 1937 (DOST Vol. I).
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Cope, Coip, n.2 Also: cop, koop. [ME. cope, midl. and southern form of cape Cape n.] a. A coffin. b. An ecclesiastical cope. 1558-66 Knox II. 160.
Scho wes lappit in a cope of leid
1572-5 Diurn. Occurr. 104.
The haill college of the chappell royall, with thair habittis and vmaist coppis
1622-6 Bisset II. 125/23.
The culloure of there habit or coip [was] changed unto quhyte
c1650 Spalding I. 36.
The bischopis … with white rochetis, and white sleivis, and koopis of gold

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