The neck of the gown, cut low and square, showed the partlet of fine linen pleated to the neck.
Fairholt, who is very good in many ways, puts down in his glossary, ‘partlet: A gorget for women.’
The new articles worn were the habit-shirt or partlet and the waistcoat.
partlet, or Perthelot, as the proper name of a hen, is a word of difficult and dubious etymology.
She wore raised cloth of gold, and round her thin throat was a partlet or collar of emeralds.
Then Chanticleer was very sorry, and cried bitterly; and all the beasts came and wept with him over poor partlet.
Antiquarian research has, as it often does, muddled us as to the meaning of the word ‘partlet.’
Sir Marmaduke enters with Mrs. partlet, the venerable pew-opener, on his arm and announces his intention of marrying her.
Hold your peace, dame partlet, and leave your cackling; my master charged me to stand centry without doors.
Mrs. partlet, the mamma, was very proud of her fine family; for the eight little daughters were all white and very pretty.