1) A spelling of cordwain, that is ‘of Cordova’, referring to Spanish leather which was originally made from goat-skins.

Forms of the word are on record in England from 1128 and it was a popular material through the Middle Ages: 1689 1 doz. of cordevant gloves, 15s

2 doz. of ordinary gloves 18s, Selby

1698 cordivant gloves.

places Selby
dates 1689 1698

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