That surely is the perfection of description; whilst the wimple of the burn is echoed in the music of the verse!
She stopped short, drew her wimple round her face, and was gone.
The wimple or gorger is stated first to have appeared in Edward the First's reign.
On the early brasses the wimple under the chin marked the rank of the wearer.
Turning into his own house Bradford found Alice with her wimple and scarf on just about to leave it.
Her wimple is trimly plaited, and how fashionable is her cloak!
wimple, wim′pl, n. a hood or veil folded round the neck and face (still a part of a nun's dress): a flag.
Here is a candle-end, which you must hide under your wimple.
The Wife of Bath has the wimple below her broad hat and rides in a foot mantle about her hips.
The wimple can be dispensed with by the recluse who keeps within her walls and avoids the sight of men.
"head covering for women," especially worn by nuns, Old English wimpel, from Proto-Germanic *wimpilaz (cf. Old Saxon wimpal, Old Frisian wimpel, Middle Dutch, Dutch wimpel, Old High German wimpal, German wimpel, Old Norse vimpill), of obscure origin. Old French guimple (French guimpe) is a Germanic loan-word.
Isa. 3:22, (R.V., "shawls"), a wrap or veil. The same Hebrew word is rendered "vail" (R.V., "mantle") in Ruth 3:15.