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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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The coiffing proposals stem from a wager between Scarborough and Axelrod.
They eventually opted for cooler see-through capes made from tulle, let their hair spread out by forming and coiffing it around boomerang-shaped cardboard and masonite forms which disappeared in the early 1960s.
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Everyone is noticeably unimaginative and assumes anyone of the next generation must have a sedentary life largely devoted to having bubble baths, eating chocolates, coiffing alcohol while reading a BBC book from a natural history series.
Of course, if she had wiped anyone out while coiffing herself at the national speed limit, I somehow doubt her defence solicitor at trial would have highlighted her grooming habits and that if she was going to kill someone, she may as well do it with her parting in the right place.