accouter

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accouter (third-person singular simple present accouters, present participle accoutering, simple past and past participle accoutered)

  1. (transitive) To furnish with dress or equipments, especially those for military service; to equip; to attire; to array.
    • c. 1596–1598, William Shakespeare, “The Merchant of Venice”, in Mr. William Shakespeares Comedies, Histories, & Tragedies: Published According to the True Originall Copies (First Folio), London: Printed by Isaac Iaggard, and Ed[ward] Blount, published 1623, OCLC 606515358, [Act III, scene iv], page 177, column 1:
      [] Ile hold thee any wager / When we are both accoutered like yong men, / Ile proue the prettier fellow of the two, []
    • For this, in rags accoutered are they seen. (Can we date this quote by John Dryden?)
    • Accoutered with his burden and his staff. (Can we date this quote by William Wordsworth?)

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accouter

  1. (Jersey, reflexive, s'accouter) to lean upon one's elbows