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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 team dragged the plants to the driveway and chopped them up, one deputy borrowing loppers from gardeners coiffing a house across the street.
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.
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