Definition of Grieces
1. griece [n] - See also: griece
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Lexicographical Neighbors of Grieces
Literary usage of Grieces
Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:
1. The Breeches Bible: Considered as the Basis for Remarks, Critical and by James Gurnhill (1862)
"And when he came into the grieces, it was so that he was borne of the souldiers, ... "And when he had given him licence, Paul stood on the grieces, ..."
2. The Century Dictionary: An Encyclopedic Lexicon of the English Language by William Dwight Whitney (1889)
"Cross Crosslet on grieces. grief (gref), n. [Early mod. E. also ¡/reef (pi. gri-en'.i, grèves) : < ME. ..."
3. A Glossary of Terms Used in Heraldry by Henry Gough, James Parker (1894)
"Ermine, on a canton vert a cross calvary on three grieces or— QUAILS. Quarterly or and azure, over all a cross calvary on three ..."
4. The British Herald; Or, Cabinet of Armorial Bearings of the Nobility ...by Thomas Robson by Thomas Robson (1830)
"Cross Calvary, or Cross of the Passion, is mounted on three steps, grieces, or degrees. See PI. 5, fig. 11. Cross capital, is corniced at each extremity. ..."
5. An Introduction to Heraldry: Containing the Origin and Use of Arms; Rules by Hugh Clark, Thomas Wormull (1854)
"CALVARY, a CROSS, represents the cross on which our Saviour suffered on Mount Calvary, and is always set upon three steps, termed grieces. ..."
6. An Introduction to Heraldry by Hugh Clark, Thomas Wormull (1892)
"CALVARY, a CBOSS, represents the cross on which our Saviour suffered on Mount Calvary, and is always set upon three steps, termed grieces. ..."