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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 ...
The 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 ...
Encyclopaedia britannica (1910)
a dictionary of arts, sciences, literature and general information by Hugh Chisholm
ALMUCE, or AMICE (O. Fr. aumuce, O. Eng.
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 ...
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 Edward Lewes Cutts
a fur-lined tippet called an almuce or amyss ...
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 ...
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 ...
The 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 ...
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 ...
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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