clerical collar

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n clerical collar a stiff white collar with no opening in the front; a distinctive symbol of the clergy
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Usage

In literature:

His waving, silvery hair was dripping blood, spotting with its red drops the white clerical collar.
"The Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse" by Vicente Blasco Ibanez
And goes about with his own soap, and wears a thundering great clerical collar.
"Twelve Stories and a Dream" by H. G. Wells
Jane knew the note-paper meant a clerical dog collar, and she concluded something had been worn which resembled an antimacassar.
"The Rosary" by Florence L. Barclay
Her daughter occupied the undivided half of a tete-a-tete chair with a blond athlete in a clerical coat and a reversed collar.
"A Fool For Love" by Francis Lynde
Only a clerical hat, a high white collar like a wall, a sniggering laugh, a door closing.
"The Cathedral" by Sir Hugh Walpole
A tall silk hat and a clerical collar and cravat completed his attire.
"Detailed Minutiae of Soldier life in the Army of Northern Virginia, 1861-1865" by Carlton McCarthy
Father Bright wore his normal clerical black, unrelieved except for the pure white lace at collar and cuffs.
"The Eyes Have It" by Gordon Randall Garrett
His upright coat-collar, too much agape, showed a clerical white cravat.
"John March, Southerner" by George W. Cable
Gud sat down and the Clerical Collar poured him a cup of hot water, but neglected to pass him the tea ball.
"The Book of Gud" by Dan Spain
How to press single and double breasted vests with or without collars, also clerical and fancy vests.
"The Copeland Method" by Vanness Copeland
Next to her was a perspiring young curate in a clerical collar.
"Comrade Yetta" by Albert Edwards
He remembered, with hot ears and neck crimson above his clerical collar, that interview.
"The Literary Sense" by E. Nesbit
Mr. Hemming, the curate, was a muscular and, did not his clerical collar forbid one to suppose so, a completely fatuous young man.
"The Vanity Girl" by Compton Mackenzie
There was nothing clerical in his appearance except the standing collar of his coat; and the revolvers especially belied his profession.
"In The Saddle" by Oliver Optic
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In news:

Lutheran pastor from Whiteland denied passport over picture with clerical collar, group claims.
Lutheran pastor from Whiteland denied passport over picture with clerical collar , group claims.
A gay priest, wearing his clerical collar, a shirt, and little else, was caught on video in an Italian newspaper's investigation.
A passport request by a Lutheran pastor from Whiteland was denied because he was wearing a clerical collar in his picture, an advocacy group claims.
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