Co*quille" (kO*kEl"; F. kO`kE"y'), n. [F.]
Lit., a shell; hence:
A shell or shell-like dish or mold in which viands are served.
The expansion of the guard of a sword, dagger, etc.
A form of ruching used as a dress trimming or for neckwear, and named from the manner in which it is gathered or fulled.
[Webster 1913 Suppl.]
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