Trappist

Definitions

  • Trappists at Mistassini
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  • WordNet 3.6
    • n Trappist member of an order of monks noted for austerity and a vow of silence
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Trappist (R. C. Ch) A monk belonging to a branch of the Cistercian Order, which was established by Armand de Rancé in 1660 at the monastery of La Trappe in Normandy. Extreme austerity characterizes their discipline. They were introduced permanently into the United States in 1848, and have monasteries in Iowa and Kentucky.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n Trappist A member of a monastic body, a branch of the Cistercian order. It is named from the village of Soligny-la-Trappe, in the department of Orne, France, where the abbey of La Trappe was founded in 1140 by Rotrou, Count of Perche, The abbey soon fell into decay, and was governed for many years by titular or commendatory abbots. De Rancé (1626–1700), who had been commendatory abbot of La Trappe from his boyhood, became its actual abbot in 1664, and thoroughly reformed and reorganized the order. The rules of the order are noted for their extreme austerity, and inculcate extended fasts, severe manual labor, almost perpetual silence, abstinence from flesh, fish, etc., and rigorous asceticism in general. The order was repressed in France during the Revolutionary and Napoleonic periods. There are branch monasteries in France, Belgium, Great Britain, Italy, etc., and two in the United States (Abbey of Gethsemane, Kentucky, and Melleray, Iowa).
    • n Trappist In ornithology, a South American puff-bird or fissirostral barbet of the genus Monasa (or Monacha). Also called nun-bird. Both are book-names, given from the somber plumage, which also suggested Monasa. See cut under nun-bird.
    • Trappist Of or pertaining to the Trappists.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Trappist trap′ist a member of a monastic body, a branch of the Cistercians, noted for the extreme austerity of the rule—so named from the abbey of La Trappe in the French department of Orne
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
F. trappiste,

Usage

In literature:

Most Trappists and Carthusians die of scarcely any other sickness than old age.
"Moral Principles and Medical Practice" by Charles Coppens
From Cappoquin the Trappist Monastery of Mount Melleray, 3-1/2 miles, can be visited.
"The Sunny Side of Ireland" by John O'Mahony and R. Lloyd Praeger
And the monks all white are Trappists.
"The Eternal City" by Hall Caine
On the top there was a Trappist monastery.
"The Great War As I Saw It" by Frederick George Scott
Trappists, the, v, 235; x, 318.
"Little Journeys to the Homes of the Great - Volume 14" by Elbert Hubbard
You might have been a Trappist monk.
"The Girl on the Boat" by Pelham Grenville Wodehouse
I no more thought of dishonoring her than I did of turning Trappist.
"The Works of Guy de Maupassant, Vol. 1 (of 8)" by Guy de Maupassant
Yet, though excess may be hurtful, I should have thought this Trappist regimen defective.
"The Works of Robert Louis Stevenson - Swanston Edition" by Robert Louis Stevenson
Tracadie and the Trappists, 59.
"Donahoe's Magazine, Volume 15, No. 1, January 1886" by Various
She bowed before the Trappist, and again knelt between her mother and sister.
"En Route" by J.-K. (Joris-Karl) Huysmans
Perhaps even mademoiselle the turkey-girl may number the learned Trappists among her friends.
"The Maids of Paradise" by Robert W. (Robert William) Chambers
I know Pillnitz is about as gay as a Trappist feast of carrion and ant's milk, but this princess doesn't want to be disciplined.
"Secret Memoirs: The Story of Louise, Crown Princess" by Henry W. Fischer
But the vow of silence which Boone had taken with the grave solemnity of a Trappist monk was no longer a dependable bulwark.
"The Tempering" by Charles Neville Buck
Liege was a Trappist monastery in comparison!
"The Dodd Family Abroad, Vol. I.(of II)" by Charles James Lever
Is not this the history of many a Trappist or Carthusian?
"Travels in the Steppes of the Caspian Sea, the Crimea, the Caucasus, &c." by Xavier Hommaire de Hell
The promoter, ordinarily as abstemious as a Trappist, drained his portion at a gulp.
"The Real Man" by Francis Lynde
I had seen but one in France, a Carthusian or Trappist, at the house of the bishop of Avignon: he was taking leave as I entered.
"Four Years in France" by Henry Digby Beste
The guests, Trappist fashion, sat a long time in the drawing-room waiting for the announcement of dinner.
"Tennyson and His Friends" by Various
The Trappist, mayhap, in digging his grave had lighted on a pot of gold.
"Guy Deverell, v. 1 of 2" by Joseph Sheridan Le Fanu
One of my cabin mates was a Trappist priest.
"Seven Legs Across the Seas" by Samuel Murray
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In news:

After traveling the world to design live and work spaces for everyone from Calvin Klein to Trappist monks.
The TRAPPIST telescope will scout the sky to uncover exoplanets and comets.
Fruitcake as a holiday gift long has suffered a bad rap, but the brandy-laced version baked by Trappist monks just up the road from here is a different story.
Fruitcake as a holiday gift long has suffered a bad rap, but the brandy-laced version baked by Trappist monks just up the road from here is a different story.
Describe for me what you think is the essence of the Trappist life.
Bitter Belgian, an Elissa IPA pitched with Belgian Trappist yeast, goes on sale Thursday (Feb. 9) in a limited, draft-only release.
The Trappist Monks of the Abbey of Gethsemani, Kentucky.
Yeast goes wild in Trappist ale.
That is why I am with the Trappists and I will soon continue south toward real retirement.
Why I Am at a Trappist Abbey.
An Austrian friend sent me a link about a new Trappist brewery.
Today, though, Trappists are increasingly famous for making good beer.
Each year as Christmastide approaches, thousands find their way down winding back roads to a quiet Trappist monastery about 30 miles from Charleston to reflect upon the meaning of the season.
Beers made by Trappist monks at St Sixtus Abbey's Westvleteren Brewery in Belgium are sought by connoisseurs.
Beers made by Trappist monks at St Sixtus Abbey's Westvleteren Brewery in Belgium are sought by connoisseurs.
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In science:

Here we present seven new transiting planets discovered by the WASP-South survey (Hellier et al. 2011a) in conjunction with the Euler/CORALIE spectrograph and the TRAPPIST robotic photometer (Jehin et al. 2011).
Seven transiting hot-Jupiters from WASP-South, Euler and TRAPPIST: WASP-47b, WASP-55b, WASP-61b, WASP-62b, WASP-63b, WASP-66b & WASP-67b
WASP-66b discovery data (as in Fig. 1); the two parts of the upper TRAPPIST curve were taken on different nights.
Seven transiting hot-Jupiters from WASP-South, Euler and TRAPPIST: WASP-47b, WASP-55b, WASP-61b, WASP-62b, WASP-63b, WASP-66b & WASP-67b
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