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Tiffany

Tiffany

A species of gause, or very silk. The smoke of sulphur . . . Is commonly used by women to whiten tiffanies. (Sir t. Browne)

Origin: oe. Tiffenay; cf. OF. Tiffe ornament, tiffer to adjust, adorn. See tiff to dress.


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