1) Comparable with ‘overbody’, a woman’s garment which clothed the upper part of the body and was sometimes quilted and strengthened with whale bone.

1587 2 reiles, a lose upper body, an apperne, 2 neckerchifs, South Cave

1610 a hatt two upperbodies 2 old safegardes, South Cave.

places South Cave
dates 1587 1610

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