• WordNet 3.6
    • adj surpliced wearing a surplice
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • a Surpliced Wearing a surplice.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • surpliced Wearing a surplice or surplices: as, a surpliced choir.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • adj Surpliced wearing a surplice
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
Fr. surplis—Low L. superpellicium, an over-garment.


In literature:

Home took off his surplice, and hurried down the church.
"How It All Came Round" by L. T. Meade
I dare say he will step down-stairs into the chapel and put on his surplice.
"The Dew of Their Youth" by S. R. Crockett
No minister wore a surplice.
"History of the English People, Volume VI (of 8)" by John Richard Green
Choir-boys at a distance in their surplices are generally charming.
"The Green Carnation" by Robert Smythe Hichens
In the first row I seemed to see some white surplices and gilt ornaments which shone in the sun.
"Nobody's Boy" by Hector Malot
The choir-boys were in surplices freshly ironed, and on a rustic table the loaves of bread were piled high.
"Jack" by Alphonse Daudet
A clean white surplice and Christ's Gospel is one thing, and a purple vestment and an other Gospel is another.
"It Might Have Been" by Emily Sarah Holt
There was the Bishop still in his gaiters and his yellow dust-coat; even the chaplain had not taken the trouble to don his surplice.
"Stingaree" by E. W. (Ernest William) Hornung
In 1565 he, with the Fellows and scholars, appeared in Chapel without the surplice.
"St. John's College, Cambridge" by Robert Forsyth Scott
There was not a soul there save the two whom I had followed, and a surpliced clergyman, who seemed to be expostulating with them.
"Masterpieces of Mystery In Four Volumes" by Various

In poetry:

Its pleated wings adown its breast
Were like a surplice folded;
And, if the truth must be confessed,
It threatened me and scolded.
"The Owl And The Lark" by Alfred Austin
Fell the snow on the festival's vigil
And surpliced the city in white;
I wonder who wove the pure flakelets?
Ask the Virgin, or God, or the night.
"The Immaculate Conception" by Abram Joseph Ryan
From the hearts of the true and the faithful,
In accents of joy or of woe,
Who kissed in their faith and their fervor
The Festival's surplice of snow.
"The Immaculate Conception" by Abram Joseph Ryan
Was it wronging her Christ-Son, I wonder,
For the Christian to honor her so?
Ought her statue pass out of His temple?
Ask the Feast in its surplice of snow.
"The Immaculate Conception" by Abram Joseph Ryan
For Mary, conceived in all sinlessness;
And the sun, thro' the clouds of the East,
With the brightest and fairest of flashes,
Fringed the surplice of white for the Feast.
"The Immaculate Conception" by Abram Joseph Ryan
A baby played with the surplice sleeve
Of a gentle priest; while in accents low,
The sponsors murmured the grand "I believe,"
And the priest bade the mystic waters to flow
In the name of the Father, and the Son,
And Holy Spirit -- Three in One.
"Life" by Abram Joseph Ryan

In news:

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