Boy bishop

Definitions

  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Boy bishop a boy (usually a chorister) elected bishop, in old Christian sports, and invested with robes and other insignia. He practiced a kind of mimicry of the ceremonies in which the bishop usually officiated.
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Usage

In literature:

Boy say, Cap'n Jack want tell to Bishop, Garth Pevensey no can come.
"Two on the Trail" by Hulbert Footner
Thus we had a feeling of proprietorship in the Bishop and his garden, and his niece, Margery, and the Fountain Boy.
"Explorers of the Dawn" by Mazo de la Roche
Do you know, boy, that Bishop Newman, who died recently, did learn a trade?
"Peck's Uncle Ike and The Red Headed Boy 1899" by George W. Peck
The bishop, horrified at such paganism, asked the boy's name.
"Hugh, Bishop of Lincoln" by Charles L. Marson
When a boy I had often been in the old shop, and have heard the founder, Bishop Allen, preach in the wooden building.
"Shadow and Light" by Mifflin Wistar Gibbs
Boy bishop at Eton, 557.
"Notes and Queries, Index of Volume 5, January-June, 1852" by Various
The Bishop gave the boy one keen, searching look, and saw his mistake.
"The Shepherd of the North" by Richard Aumerle Maher
Years go by: the boy, now a bishop, passes through Madey's forest.
"Indian Fairy Tales" by Anonymous
The bishop's own two little boys were stricken, and a son of Archdeacon W. Williams died.
"A History of the English Church in New Zealand" by Henry Thomas Purchas
In this way had the bishop dealt with the boy of one of his tenants.
"La Sorcière: The Witch of the Middle Ages" by Jules Michelet
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In poetry:

I see a day, before we win this war,
When razors — and cosmetics — are no more;
When whiskered bishops will unite in joy
The paintless maiden and the bearded boy.
"Let's Face It" by A P Herbert

In news:

From altar boy to bishop.
Prime Minister Stephen Harper shakes hands with teachers as he visits the Bishop Cotton Boys and Girls School in Bangalore, India Friday.
Bishop Dwenger topped Snider in both boys and girls soccer on Wednesday night at Hefner Fields as the Saints earned a pair of shutouts against their SAC rival.
The Bishop girls and boys varsity Cross Country runners came away with improved times at the CIF.
The Bishop O'Connell boys basketball team closed the 2009-10 season with six games in six days.
Bishop O'Dowd blanks Piedmont 2-0 in boys soccer.
Bishop 's boys beat Mount Airy 75-19 and tripped Elkin 65-22, while Mount Airy downed Elkin 41-31.
Bolles girls and Bishop Kenny boys pose together after the awards ceremony.
Bishop Kenny's boys and Bolles' girls won state 2A titles Saturday at the Florida High School Athletic Association cross county championships.
Thanks to a huge burst in the third quarter Tuesday, wherein the Lansing boys' basketball team outscored Bishop Ward 22-2, the Lions cruised to its fifth-straight victory.
NBA's Dirk Nowitski Congratulates Bishop Ludden boys basketball team.
Bishop Luers scored four first half goals and added two in the second half for a 6-0 win over South Adams in the semi-final round of the IHSAA Class A South Adams boys’ soccer sectional Thursday evening.
EBENSBURG — Conemaugh Township and Bishop Carroll battled to a 1-1 tie Thursday in boys varsity soccer.
The Bluffton Tigers opened a 20-point first half lead, weathered a strong rally, and upset Bishop Luers in the championship game of the South Adams Class 2A boys’ basketball sectional Monday night 80-68.
Bishop Eddie Long's wife finally spoke out on why she decided to stay with her husband after he was accused of molesting young boys in his church.
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