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coif

(formerly in England) the white cap worn by a SERJEANT AT LAW. It may have inspired the naming of the ORDER OF THE COIF.

COIF. A head-dress. In England there are certain serjeants at law, who are called serjeants of the coif, from the lawn coif they wear on their heads under their thin caps when they are admitted to that order.

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There's a scent of charisma around Tandy Beal with her long brown hair falling freely or coifed sleekly, whatever the occasion demands.
Instead, Dunn complains about "perfectly coifed anchor persons grimacing with disgust and anger as if they, not King, had been beaten," and writes that "no matter how you view the beating, calling King a motorist is a stretch" In asides, Dunn describes himself as a nice white kid from the suburbs who had an African-American best friend in high school, proving that he is "not a bigoted man"
Clean-shaven and tidily coifed, he is wearing glasses, what appears to be a white Brooks Brothers shirt, belted chinos, and an unobtrusive backpack (good for impromptu jotting).