Camis

Cam"is

(km"s), n. [See Chemise.] A light, loose dress or robe.
[Also written camus.]
[Obs.]
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All in a camis light of purple silk.
Spenser.
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Cam`i*sade"

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Cam`i*sa"do

(?), } n. [F. camisade a night attack; cf. It. camiciata. See Camis.] [Obs.] (Mil.) (a) A shirt worn by soldiers over their uniform, in order to be able to recognize one another in a night attack. (b) An attack by surprise by soldiers wearing the camisado.
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Give them a camisado in night season.
Holinshed.
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Cam"i*sard

(?), n. [F.] One of the French Protestant insurgents who rebelled against Louis XIV, after the revocation of the edict of Nates; -- so called from the peasant's smock (camise) which they wore.
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