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Vesture


VEST'URE, noun [See Vest.]

1. A garment; a robe.

There polish'd chests embroider'd vesture grac'd.

2. Dress; garments in general; habit; clothing; vestment; as the vesture of priests.

3. Clothing; covering.

Rocks, precipices and gulfs appareled with a vesture of plants.

- And gild the humble vestures of the plain.

4. In old law books, the corn with which land was covered; as the vesture of an acre.

5. In old books, seisin; possession. obsolete