• Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Amice (Eccl) A hood, or cape with a hood, made of lined with gray fur, formerly worn by the clergy; -- written also amess amyss, and almuce.
    • n Amice A square of white linen worn at first on the head, but now about the neck and shoulders, by priests of the Roman Catholic Church while saying Mass.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n amice A loose wrap or cloak.
    • n amice In the Roman Catholic Church and in many Anglican churches, an oblong piece of linen, large enough to cover the shoulders, worn with the upper edge fastened round the neck, under the alb, whenever the latter vestment is used. Formerly it was drawn over the head until the more solemn parts of the mass were reached, when it was turned down; this custom is still partially observed by friars not wearing the clerical cap or biretta. It is usually embroidered with a large cross, and formerly had an apparel of orphrey-work, which on being turned down served as an ornamental collar. It symbolizes the helmet of salvation. See amictus.
    • n amice Also written amict.
    • n amice A furred hood having long ends hanging down the front of the dress, something like the stole, worn by the clergy from the thirteenth to the fifteenth century for warmth when officiating in the church during inclement weather. It is still carried, thrown over the left arm, as a part of the ceremonial costume by the canons of certain cathedral churches in the north of France. The hood has become a pocket for the breviary. Also written almuce, aumuce.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Amice am′is a flowing cloak formerly worn by priests and pilgrims: a strip of fine linen, with a piece of embroidered cloth sewn upon it, worn formerly on the head, now upon the shoulders, by Roman Catholic priests in the service of the Mass.
    • n Amice am′is a furred hood with long ends hanging down in front, originally a cap or covering for the head, afterwards a hood, or cape with a hood, later a mere college hood.
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
OE. amuce, amisse, OF. almuce, aumuce, F. aumusse, LL. almucium, almucia, aumucia,: of unknown origin; cf. G. mütze, cap, prob. of the same origin. Cf. Mozetta
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
O. Fr. aumuce, of doubtful origin; but at any rate cog. with Ger. mutse, mütze, Scot. mutch.


In literature:

Laurent behaved very amicably.
"Therese Raquin" by Emile Zola
Mr. and Mrs. Glegg talked quite amicably about the Tullivers that evening.
"The Mill on the Floss" by George Eliot
Before the army took the field, the Emperor endeavoured to bring about an amicable arrangement, by the publication of a manifesto.
"The Thirty Years War, Complete" by Friedrich Schiller
Now this might have ended honorably and amicably for all concerned, if the captain had known when he was well off.
"Erema" by R. D. Blackmore
They cannot but remain face to face; and intercourse, either amicable or hostile, must continue between them.
"The Great Conspiracy, Part 2." by John Alexander Logan
They cannot but remain face to face; and intercourse, either amicable or hostile, must continue between them.
"The Great Conspiracy, Part 5" by John Alexander Logan
They cannot but remain face to face; and intercourse, either amicable or hostile, must continue between them.
"The Great Conspiracy, Complete" by John Alexander Logan
The seal shared with it upon the shores, but they seemed to dwell amicably together.
"The Life of Captain Matthew Flinders" by Ernest Scott
I have told you before that I shall try the question at law, should you provoke it, amicably, of course.
"Kenelm Chillingly, Complete" by Edward Bulwer-Lytton
As Harold reached the shore, Tostig and the Norman, who had been conversing amicably together on the beach, advanced towards the Earl.
"Harold, Complete The Last Of The Saxon Kings" by Edward Bulwer-Lytton
If the same to you, I would rather wait till then formally and amicably to resign to you my lands and this house.
"My Novel, Complete" by Edward Bulwer-Lytton
And you and the Marquis had better come to an amicable arrangement with me.
"The Parisians, Complete" by Edward Bulwer-Lytton
Pained, very pained were the French envoys to think that a petty dispute could not be settled amicably.
"Charles the Bold" by Ruth Putnam
It would be wicked to interfere with these amicable persons.
"The Land-War In Ireland (1870)" by James Godkin
Come," and Carmichael held out his hand amicably, "Gretchen is already in love with one of her kind.
"The Goose Girl" by Harold MacGrath
So they dissolved partnership very amicably and with mutual satisfaction.
"For Woman's Love" by Mrs. E. D. E. N. Southworth
Perhaps the matter has been settled amicably.
"The Northern Light" by E. Werner
The voluntary withdrawal of Hadrian from Assyria and Mesopotamia placed him on amicable terms with Parthia during the whole of his reign.
"The Seven Great Monarchies Of The Ancient Eastern World, Vol 6. (of 7): Parthia" by George Rawlinson
And with the rest there need be few allowances, or only amicable ones.
"Matthew Arnold" by George Saintsbury
In the course of the forenoon I met Gen. Whiteside, and he again intimated a wish to adjust the matter amicably.
"The Life Of Abraham Lincoln From His Birth To His Inauguration As President" by Ward H. Lamon

In poetry:

A woman climbs in
with two market bags,
brisk, freckled, elderly.
"A grand night. Yes, sir,
all the way to Boston."
She regards us amicably.
"The Moose" by Elizabeth Bishop
Midons sui om et amics e servire,
e no.lh en quer mais autras amistatz
mas c'a celat los seus bels olhs me vire,
que gran be.m fan ades can sui iratz;
e ren lor en laus e merces e gratz,
qu'el mon non ai amic que tan me valha.
"Per mels cobrir lo mal pes (Anne)" by Bernard De Ventadorn
Tway Mice, full Blythe and Amicable,
Batten beside Erle Robert's Table.
Lies there ne Trap their Necks to catch,
Ne old black Cat their Steps to watch.
Their Fill they eat of Fowl and Fish;
Feast-lyche as Heart of Mouse mote wish.
"Erle Robert's Mice. In Chaucer's Style" by Matthew Prior

In news:

Flacco's agent foresees amicable contract talks with Ravens.
Samsung and GVI part amicably .
McCourts have ' amicably resolved' one issue.
Charles and Diana Are Separating ' Amicably '.
The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills star, 43, has finally ended her custody war with Kelsey Grammer, 56, and surprisingly, it was settled amicably.
ACC talked in 2003, and their discussions ended amicably and predictably — the school passed on all-sports membership in the name of its storied football independence.
"The split was amicable, and they remain close friends," Kunis' rep told the New York Post.
The custom electronics (CE) professionals at Harmony Interiors, Asheville, N.C. Have built their business on the amicable union of technology and interior design.
Pickens spokesman Jay Rosser said Tuesday that the separation is amicable.
Tiverton's Amicable Church parishioners okay parsonage sale.
It was a less than amicable parting of the ways, but after three years away singer Jim Lindberg is rejoining Pennywise .
It was a less than amicable parting of the ways, but after three years away singer Jim Lindberg is rejoining Pennywise.
This was successfully and amicably done when the lieutenant governor was a Democrat.
It's hard to take seriously the thousands of people who have signed a petition urging Texas to amicably divorce the rest of the union.
OSF Healthcare and Rockford Health System ended their efforts to join forces Thursday in an amicable split that executives said was "forced on them" by the federal government.

In science:

Perseus – Churazov, et al. 2003), and some dyn amically relaxed clusters do not host a cool core (e.g. A 963 in this work).
A Hubble Space Telescope Lensing Survey of X-ray Luminous Galaxy Clusters: IV. Mass, Structure and Thermodynamics of Cluster Cores at z=0.2
Ami64] Yvette Amice, Interpolation p-adique, Bull.
On measure-preserving ${\mathcal C}^1$ transformations of compact-open subsets of non-archimedean local fields
Amice & J. V´elu, Distributions p-adiques associ´ees aux s´eries de Hecke, Journ´ees Arithm´etiques de Bordeaux (Conf., Univ.
Critical p-adic L-function
Pomerance, On the Distribution of Amicable Numbers, J.
The iterated Carmichael lambda function
Am–V] Amice Y.,Velu J.: Distributions p-adiques associ´ees aux s´eries de Hecke, Journ´ees Arithm´etiques de Bordeaux (Conf.
Generalized Kummer congruences and $p$-adic families of motives
There is the possibility of inserting “dyn amic ” commands to include other topic, insert the user’s name or the date of the day, and so on.
WebTeach in practice: the entrance test to the Engineering faculty in Florence
The authors wish to thank amically Etienne Parizot for profound discussions and Paul Sommers for fruitful ob jections and discussions.
Angular Power Spectrum Estimation of Cosmic Ray Anisotropies with Full or Partial Sky Coverage
Stoica, ”Space-time diversity using or thogonal and amicable orthogonal designs,” in Proc.
Maximum-rate, Minimum-Decoding-Complexity STBCs from Clifford Algebras
Tjhung, “Algebraic relation ship between Amicable Orthogonal Design and Quasi-Orthogonal STBC with minimum decoding complexity,” ICC 2006. C.
Maximum-rate, Minimum-Decoding-Complexity STBCs from Clifford Algebras
Treatment of isolated chondral and osteochondral defects in the knee by autologous matrix-induced chondrogenesis (AMIC).
Accounting for the thickness effect in dynamic spherical indentation of a viscoelastic layer: Application to non-destructive testing of articular cartilage
This is not meant to imply that the basic mechanism has been found in their multi-dimensional character or that a compelling consensus has been amicably reached.
Towards a Synthesis of Core-Collapse Supernova Theory
Stoica, ”Space-time diversity using orthogonal and amicable orthogonal designs,” in Proc.
High-rate, Multi-Symbol-Decodable STBCs from Clifford Algebras