scapulary

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n scapulary garment consisting of a long wide piece of woolen cloth worn over the shoulders with an opening for the head; part of a monastic habit
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Scapulary (Surg) A bandage passing over the shoulder to support it, or to retain another bandage in place.
    • Scapulary (R. C. Ch) A loose sleeveless vestment falling in front and behind, worn by certain religious orders and devout persons.
    • n Scapulary (Zoöl) Same as 2d and 3d Scapular.
    • a Scapulary Same as Scapular a.
    • Scapulary (R. C. Ch) The name given to two pieces of cloth worn under the ordinary garb and over the shoulders as an act of devotion.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • scapulary Having the form of a scapular.
    • n scapulary Same as scapular, 1.
    • n scapulary Same as scapular, 2.
    • n scapulary Same as scapular, 3.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • adj Scapulary in form like a scapular
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
F. scapulaire, LL. scapularium, scapulare, fr. L. scapula, shoulder blade
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
L. scapulæ, the shoulder-blades, prob. cog. with scapus, a shaft.

Usage

In literature:

ROXANE: Hung from this chain, a gentle scapulary.
"Cyrano de Bergerac" by Edmond Rostand
Nobody, under the scapulary, will suspect such a heretic as him.
"History Of Friedrich II. of Prussia, Vol. VII. (of XXI.) Frederick The Great--Fearful Shipwreck of The Double-Marriage Project--Feb.-Nov., 1730" by Thomas Carlyle
But the scapulary is not for me.
"The Strolling Saint" by Raphael Sabatini
An' haven't I got the blessed scapulary about me neck that will bring me through worse than this?
"A Modern Telemachus" by Charlotte M. Yonge
It so happened that she was just going there to get as alms a scapulary in exchange for four full reales.
"The Reign of Greed" by Jose Rizal
It was Scapulary Sunday, we were told, and although the words conveyed no clear idea to us, we were soon to learn their significance.
"Lippincott's Magazine of Popular Literature and Science" by Various
Paslew was habited in the Cistercian gown, and scapulary of white cloth.
"Traditions of Lancashire, Volume 1 (of 2)" by John Roby
The other portrait was that of an abbot, in the white gown and scapulary of the Cistertian order.
"The Lancashire Witches" by William Harrison Ainsworth
Three young men also received the small scapulary of the Franciscan order.
"The Makers of Canada: Champlain" by N. E. Dionne
He was dressed in the white robe of a Cistercian, with the black scapulary of the order.
"The Black Douglas" by S. R. Crockett
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In news:

Pennsylvania is hitting the peak time for the presence of deer ticks (Ixodes scapularis, also called the black-legged tick), which can cause Lyme disease in humans.
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