Definition of Surplices

1. Noun. (plural of surplice) ¹



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Definition of Surplices

1. surplice [n] - See also: surplice

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Surplices

surnames
surnaming
surnay
surnominal
surplice
surpliced
surplices (current term)
surplus
surplus value
surplusage
surplusages
surplused
surpluses
surplusing
surplussed
surplusses
surplussing
surprint
surprinted
surprinting
surprints

Literary usage of Surplices

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1. London: Being an Accurate History and Description of the British Metropolis by David Hughson (1805)
"Children of the Chapel Royal, in surplices, with Scarlet Mantles over them. Choir of Westminster, in surplices. Organ Blower. Groom of the Vestry. ..."

2. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable: Giving the Derivation, Source, Or Origin of by Ebenezer Cobham Brewer (1898)
"... white surplices, for the feast of Pentecost. Pu£ia sajs: "The alb« should Ъе nude with ... surplices ..."

3. Transactions by Ecclesiological Society (1890)
"surplices WITHOUT CASSOCKS. We all know that one of the most frightful breaches of ecclesiastical etiquette that can nowadays ..."

4. Remains, Historical and Literary, Connected with the Palatine Counties of by Chetham Society (1883)
"The churchwardens were also required to procure "two Holland surplices and a Hudd for Mr. Pigott," as it afterwards appeared that he maintained the use of ..."

5. Lives of the Archbishops of Canterbury by Walter Farquhar Hook (1872)
"Clergy in surplices mobbed.—Insults offered to the archbishop's chaplains.—Forms observed in celebrating.—London clergy cited before the Ecclesiastical ..."

6. The Lives of the Puritans: Containing a Biographical Account of Those by Benjamin Brook (1813)
"... the use of the surplice, that, at evening prayer. all the collegians, except three, cast off their surplices, and appeared in the chapel without them ! ..."

7. Worship in the Church of England by Alexander James Beresford Beresford Hope (1874)
"Purchas on a maximum and minimum — Blunder of not observing convertibility of alb and surplice — Canon on surplices, for benefit of ratepayers — Bishop ..."

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