Black Friar


  • WordNet 3.6
    • n Black Friar a Roman Catholic friar wearing the black mantle of the Dominican order
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Black friar (Eccl) A friar of the Dominican order, so named becaise wearing wearing the black mantle of the Dominicans; -- called also predicant and preaching friar; in France, Jacobin. Also, sometimes, a Benedictine.
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In literature:

Provincial Council or Synod was appointed to be held in the Black Friars at Edinburgh, on the 13th January 1545-6.
"The Works of John Knox, Vol. 1 (of 6)" by John Knox
Seven Black Friars sitting back to back Fished from the bridge for a pike or a jack.
"Punch, or the London Charivari, Vol. 150, June 7, 1916" by Various
All at once there was a little stir among the group, as the tall, gaunt figure of the Black Friar was seen climbing the steps of the desk.
"For the Master's Sake" by Emily Sarah Holt
Towards the beginning of his artistic career Rossetti occupied a studio, with residential chambers, at Black-friars Bridge.
"Recollections of Dante Gabriel Rossetti 1883" by T. Hall Caine
This was the old Dominican Friary probably founded by Black Friars in the first half of the thirteenth century.
"Highways and Byways in Surrey" by Eric Parker
He executed, likewise, some other very beautiful illuminations for the Black Friars of S. Nazzaro at Verona.
"Lives of the most Eminent Painters Sculptors and Architects" by Giorgio Vasari
Scattered around the hall were priests, monks, and friars in black, white, brown, and gray.
"The Saracen: Land of the Infidel" by Robert Shea
An equerry in red and black whispered to Friar Mathieu, who turned and spoke to the Tartars.
"The Saracen: The Holy War" by Robert Shea
The Black Knight strode into the friar's cell without waiting for invitation.
"Robin Hood" by Paul Creswick
In Low Friars Street is the old chapel of the Black Friars monastery, where Baliol did homage to Edward III.
"England, Picturesque and Descriptive" by Joel Cook
The ward went on by London Wall, behind the house of the Black Friars, to Ludgate, and it included all the parish of St. Andrew.
"Old and New London" by Walter Thornbury
Friars, from the black mantle worn over a white habit, an order of friars founded by St Dominic (q.v.).
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 8, Slice 6" by Various
That black villain friar Cole.
"A Select Collection of Old English Plays" by Robert Dodsley
I saw his dark figure standing, with arm extended, for a moment, in the stern, in his black cloak, pointing towards Golden Friars.
"Willing to Die" by Joseph Sheridan Le Fanu
Friar Tuck and the Black Knight, and you besides as the Disinherited Knight.
"Hammer and Anvil" by Friedrich Spielhagen
You good Augustinians do not like the Black Friars to have all the profit; is that it?
"Chronicles of the Schonberg-Cotta Family" by Elizabeth Rundle Charles
The black friars, he said, were the devil, the white friars his dame, and the others were their chickens.
"Caricature and Other Comic Art" by James Parton
He wore the black gown of the pensioners of the Hospital of Grey Friars.
"The Lure of Old London" by Sophie Cole
Black, Friar John, II.
"The Works of John Knox, Volume 2 (of 6)" by John Knox
The Black Abbey was founded by William, Earl Marshal, about 1225, for Dominican friars.
"The Catholic World. Volume III; Numbers 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6." by E. Rameur

In poetry:

Through the avenue of nut trees,
Pace two grave and ghostly friars,
Snowy white their gowns and girdles,
Black as night their cowls and mantles.
"Fra Pedro" by Emma Lazarus
The vine-leaf shadows darkened in the cell--
And barefoot friars passed the close-shut door;
At vespers rang the monastery bell,
Yet still he lay, unheeding, where he fell,
Cross of black outstretched upon the floor.
"Jean De Breboeuf" by Virna Sheard

In news:

Famed for being the port from which the Mayflower and its pilgrims set sail for America and as home to the British Royal Navy, Plymouth is also known for Plymouth Gin, distilled here since 1793 in the Black Friars Distillery.
Friars Club to Roast Jack Black in 2013.
The Friars Club will put Jack Black in the hot seat for its next annual roast .
"Henry VIII " Excerp from Act 2, Scene 4: A hall in Black-Friars.