Crutched friar

Definitions

  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Crutched friar (Eccl) one of a religious order, so called because its members bore the sign of the cross on their staves and habits; -- called also crossed friar and crouched friar.
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Usage

In literature:

St. Olave's, Crutched Friars, 115.
"Notes & Queries, Index of Volume 1" by Various
In 1527 great disputes arose between the Drapers and the Crutched Friars.
"Old and New London" by Walter Thornbury
He lived in Crutched Friars and, like the two other Elizabethan herbalists, had a famous garden.
"The Old English Herbals" by Eleanour Sinclair Rohde
Roger de Peppart, lord of the manor early in the 13th century, founded the present Protestant church and a house of Crutched Friars.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 2, Slice 5" by Various
The monastery of the Crutched Friars must have covered in ancient days a large part of the parish of this church.
"Milton's England" by Lucia Ames Mead
Mrs. M. certainly tells a story as though she had been taught her Alphabet in Crutched Friars.
"Letters of John Keats to His Family and Friends" by John Keats
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