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a piece of starched cloth covering the shoulders of a nun's habit

a short blouse with sleeves that is worn under a jumper or pinafore dress

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She noted that the Community's present religious habit, as described in the Constitutions must have a black floor length skirt two yards wide, a broad white linen guimpe, a white cornet joined under the chin, and white band across the forehead, on top of which were two layers of black veil extending six inches below the elbow, over the twelve-inch wide black sleeves which extended to the end of her hand, was an impractical garment for the spartan conditions teachers presently encountered in the dusty and muddy prairie settlements.