|1.||a woman's fur cape for the shoulders, often consisting of the whole fur of a fox, marten, etc|
|2.||the long stole of Anglican clergy worn during a service|
|3.||a long streamer-like part to a sleeve, hood, etc, esp in the 16th century|
|4.||the ruff of a bird|
|5.||a tippet feather or something similar used in dressing some artificial angling flies|
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long, narrow, cloth streamer, usually white, worn around the arm above the elbow, with the long end hanging down to the knee or to the ground. These graceful tippets, worn in the late 14th century by both men and women, developed out of the long flaps created by the narrow 14th-century sleeve.
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