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Callaʹbre or Calaber


A Calaʹbrian fur. Ducange says, “At Chichester the ‘priest vicarsʹ and at St. Paul’s the ‘minor canonsʹ wore a calabre amyce;” and Bale, in his Image of Both Churches, alludes to the “fair rochets of Raines (Rennes), and costly grey amicës of calaber and catsʹ tails.”


“The Lord Mayor and those aldermen above the chair ought to have their coats furred with grey amis, and also with changeable taffeta; and those below the chair with calabre and with green taffeta.”—Hutton: New View of London.

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Entry taken from Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, edited by the Rev. E. Cobham Brewer, LL.D. and revised in 1895.

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