1) A ribbon of silk or other material which served as a ground for ornamentation of a girdle, with embroidery or metalwork (OED).

1543 my best girdle harnessed with a rede corse and xxxiiij stothes of siluer and gilte, Adel

1549 unto ... my sonne one corse of siluer, Leeds.

places Leeds Adel
dates 1543 1549

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