1. a wired or starched collar of intricate lace; worn in 17th century
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How To Use rebato In A Sentence

  • Her description of the Duchess of Milan's gown is detailed and enthusiastic; her opinions on 'rebatos' and 'tires' have the assurance of envious observation.
  • Her ruff or band was pinned to her rebato.
  • He finally cajoles her into quiet with promises of a new coach and attendants, only to have a fresh quarrel break out over an expensive rebato she has bought for herself.
  • Pinning the ruff to the rebato was a time-consuming business.
  • The exchange highlights the rebato's status as a high-fashion, luxury accessory.
  • In the same play we find Margaret objecting to her mistress's wearing a certain rebato (_a large plaited ruff_), on the morning of her wedding: may not this be intended to relate to the fact that Margaret had dressed in her mistress's clothes the night before? A Dish of Orts : Chiefly Papers on the Imagination, and on Shakespeare
  • Mar. Troth I thinke your other rebato were better. Much Ado About Nothing (1623 First Folio Edition)
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