friar's-cowl

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n friar's-cowl tuberous perennial having a cowl-shaped maroon or violet-black spathe; Mediterranean; Canaries; Azores
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Usage

In literature:

An' such deeds weigh heavy on thy mind, a friar's cowl were better suited to thy brow than Scotland's diadem.
"The Days of Bruce Vol 1" by Grace Aguilar
It's no the cowl that maks the friar.
"The Proverbs of Scotland" by Alexander Hislop
The ancients were set a-trudging through the world in a monk's cowl and a friar's frock.
"Pilgrimage from the Alps to the Tiber" by James Aitken Wylie
It is in profile, with the Friar's cowl.
"Stories of Great Men" by Faye Huntington
S. Peter now disputes with wicked friars who think to save themselves by pointing to their cowls and girdles.
"Renaissance in Italy: Italian Literature" by John Addington Symonds
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In poetry:

Is Doubt more forceful than Belief?
The doctor's cap than friar's cowl?
O ripeness of the falling leaf!
O wisdom of the moping owl!
"The Door Of Humility" by Alfred Austin