Coun"ter*pane` (koun"t?r-p?n`), n. [See Counterpoint, corrupted into counterpane, from the employment of pane-shaped figures in these coverlets. ]

A coverlet for a bed, -- originally stitched or woven in squares or figures.

On which a tissue counterpane was cast. Drayton.


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Coun"ter*pane`, n. [OF. contrepan a pledge, security; contre + pan a skirt, also, a pawn or gage, F. pan a skirt. See Pane, and cf. Pawn.] O.Law

A duplicate part or copy of an indenture, deed, etc., corresponding with the original; -- now called counterpart.

Read, scribe; give me the counterpane. B. Jonson.


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