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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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Google previewNew SCM Dictionary of Liturgy and Worship (2013)

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 ...

Google previewThe Prayer Book Dictionary (1912)

the almuce is a cape with tippet, or a hooded-scarf of fur, worn by dignitaries and other clergy during the Choir Offices. The tippet- ends of the A. hang down in front, after the manner of a stole. This vesture appears originally to have been ...

Google previewEncyclopaedia britannica (1910)

a dictionary of arts, sciences, literature and general information by Hugh Chisholm

ALMUCE, or AMICE (O. Fr. aumuce, O. Eng.

Google previewThe Complete Costume Dictionary (2011)

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 ...

Google previewA 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 ...

Google previewA Dictionary of the Church of England (1887)

by Edward Lewes Cutts

a fur-lined tippet called an almuce or amyss ...

Google previewA Dictionary of Costume and Fashion (2013)

Historic and Modern by Mary Brooks Picken

almuce (al muce). Medieval hood like a cowl. See HooDs. alnage (al nij). Formerly, English measurement of cloth by the ell, or 45 inches. aloe fiber. Soft hemp-like fiber of fleshyleaved century or ...

Google previewOur Sunday Visitor's Catholic Encyclopedia (1998)

by Peter M. J. Stravinskas, Russell B. Shaw

Almuce • A forerunner of the present-day mozzetta, it was an ecclesiastical garment which covered the shoulders and the head. Worn by canons during the chanting of the Divine Office, it was often lined with fur to ward off the extreme cold of ...

Google previewThe Catholic encyclopedia; (1914)

an international work of reference on the constitution, doctrine, discipline, and history of the Catholic church; by Charles George Herbermann

Set Almuce Alna, abbey. Ser Aulne Aine, synod XV-71« ALNOTH, SAINT, martyr 1- 33 ...

Google previewThe Oxford Dictionary of the Christian Church (2005)

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 ...

Google previewThe Concise Oxford Dictionary of the Christian Church (2013)

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 ...

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