Black monk


  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Black monk A Benedictine monk.
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In literature:

Monks in long black robes moved about slowly, magisterially.
"The Loom of Youth" by Alec Waugh
When sunrise came, there sat the monk, his face between his knees, the folds of his black robe drawn over his head.
"Little Journeys To The Homes Of Great Teachers" by Elbert Hubbard
If you refuse this promise we shall punish you as only the Black Monks of Asia know how to punish persons who have offended the order.
"Grace Harlowe's Plebe Year at High School" by Jessie Graham Flower
It is a city of priests, and monks, and nuns, and friars, of every order, white and gray, black and greasy.
"Mexico and its Religion" by Robert A. Wilson
It seemed a weary time to the eager people while the black figure knelt and the monks chanted.
"Romola" by George Eliot
A monk in white with a black scapular whose two ends fell, one on his shoulders, the other on his breast, appeared; he was young and smiling.
"En Route" by J.-K. (Joris-Karl) Huysmans
A seamster cut out for them two long black robes with hoods attached, like monks' habits.
"Bouvard and Pécuchet" by Gustave Flaubert
Greek and Slavonic monks wear a black habit.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 3, Part 1, Slice 3" by Various
There they talked to a shaven monk in his 'dreary white flannel dress,' bound with a black strap.
"The Life of Sir James Fitzjames Stephen, Bart., K.C.S.I." by Sir Leslie Stephen
So forth they set to find a place for their church, Herve and his troop of black-robed monks.
"The Book of Saints and Friendly Beasts" by Abbie Farwell Brown
Now, where is the jubbah, the black jubbah of coarse wool, which we bought from one of the monks?
"The Book of Khalid" by Ameen Rihani
Indeed, each may devise his own peculiar idea; one a black, and another a gray monk's cowl.
"Epistle Sermons, Vol. III" by Martin Luther
He then bore him to a neighboring abbey of the black cross, where he left him in the care of the monks.
"Historic Tales, Vol. XIII (of 15)" by Charles Morris
The monks of Korse Lenken do know there are big caverns, and they know of this Black Buddha.
"The Caves of Fear" by John Blaine
It was held by the Benedictines, first the black monks and then the Olivetans who took it over from Gregory XI.
"The Story of Florence" by Edmund G. Gardner
Had you become a Templar, or a White or a Black monk you would have granted the whole of your wealth either to the Temple or your Abbey.
"Aucassin & Nicolette"
One of these was a Jacobin monk, whose black and white robes, by reminding me of Father Antoine, sent a chill to my heart.
"Historical Romances: Under the Red Robe, Count Hannibal, A Gentleman of France" by Stanley J. Weyman
The man was a monk, in the black and white robe of his order; and he was quite dead.
"The Red Cockade" by Stanley J. Weyman
The monks of Vallombrosa were attired in grey; but afterwards this was changed to brown, and then to black.
"Curiosities of Christian History" by Croake James
But to the black monk there was nothing strange about it.
"Through the Land of the Serb" by Mary Edith Durham

In news:

Tricycle 's Fall 2012 issue features the stunning, black-and-white photos of Nicholas Vreeland: a monk, professional photographer, and newly-appointed abbot of Rato Dratsang monastery.