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Almuce: An almuce was a fur hood-like shoulder cape worn as a choir vestment in the Middle Ages, especially in England. Initially, it was worn by the general population. It found lasting use by certain Canons Regular, such as the white almutium worn on the arm by Premonstratensian canons. It also survives in the tippet and hood worn by some Anglican priests.
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by Paul F. Bradshaw
The almuce is a fur-lined hood with two ends which hang down the front and was worn over the surplice as 'choir dress';. Over time, it came to be a mark of ecclesiastical rank. The mozetta is a short hooded cape made of silk or fur worn over ...
by Mary Brooks Picken
almuce (ăl′mūs; al muce). Medieval hood like a cowl. See HOODS. alnage (ăl′nĭj; al nij). Formerly, English measurement of cloth by ...
A Catholic Dictionary (1997)
by Rev. Fr. Donald Attwater
ALMUCE. An ecclesiastical garment in common use before the Reformation. It consisted of a hood, made of cloth and lined ...
by Elizabeth J. Lewandowski
amess: See almuce. amethist: Holland. Amethyst. amethyst: Quartz ranging in color from violet to purple. It is commonly used in jewelry. The darker the hue, the more valuable it is. amethystus: Roman (753 B.C.E.–323 C.E.). Amethyst ...
by Frank Leslie Cross, Elizabeth A. Livingstone
almuce, alternatively amice or amess. An item of eccle— siastical costume, usually a cape lined with fur, worn in certain religious orders. Its use can be traced back to the 12th ...
Crossword Puzzle Dictionary (2015)
by Murali Mohan Hundigam
churches—deacon Cleric's cape—almuce Clerical headgear—biretta Clerical neckwear—dog collar Clerical or choral garment—surplice Clerical worker with a boring job—pen pusher Clever—able, adroit, brainy, crafty, cute, smart, sapient, ...
Almuce, an early formof Amice. Almug, al′mug,n. thewood ofatreedescribed in the Bible as brought from Ophir in the time of Solomon, for the house and temple at Jerusalem, and for musical instruments— probably thered sandalwood of India ...
by E. A. Livingstone
almuce aliturgical days. Days on which the Eucharist may not be celebrated. In the RC Church *Good Friday and *Holy Saturday are the only such days; there are many more in the E. Church. All Saints' Day. The feast, now kept in the W. on ...
Flip Dictionary (2002)
by Barbara Kipfer
to-do hood: almuce, blind, bonnet, canopy, cap, chapel, chaperon, cloak, coif, cover, covering, cowl, hat, helmet, hide, mask, scarf, tippet, top hood-shaped: cucullate, hooded hoodlum: bully, criminal, crook, delinquent, gangster, goon, gorilla ...
The Encyclopedia Americana (1918)
A Library of Universal Knowledge
Besides the so-called "sacred" vestments used at the ceremonies of the Holy Eucharist, as enumerated above, we have the following garments of the ecclesiastics : Almuce. Some writers declare the almuce or amess is separate from the ...
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