n.1.A kind of lace.
Pinners edged with colbertine.
- Swift.
Difference rose between
Mechlin, the queen of lace, and colbertine.
- Young.
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Notable, too, is Bruce O'Brien's summing up of his examination of a late twelfth-century lawbook: 'Contemporary readers of the Colbertine lawbook could not have avoided the conclusion that English held a special place among their written languages of law, a place in no way threatened by the increasing use of Anglo-French' (p.