Definition of Tonsuring

1. Verb. (present participle of tonsure) ¹



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Definition of Tonsuring

1. tonsure [v] - See also: tonsure

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Tonsuring

tonsillotome
tonsillotomes
tonsillotomies
tonsillotomy
tonsilotome
tonsilotomes
tonsilotomies
tonsilotomy
tonsils
tonsor
tonsorial
tonsors
tonsure
tonsured
tonsures
tonsuring (current term)
tontine
tontine insurance
tontiner
tontiners
tontines
tontons
tonus
tonuses
tony
too
too-careful
too-generous
too-greedy
too bad

Literary usage of Tonsuring

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1. Loca Patriciana:: An Identification of Localities, Chiefly in Leinster by John Francis Shearman (1879)
"... of whom we have spoken.' ' Whoever he is,' said Patrick, ' what we have said may not be pleasing to him.' ' Set about tonsuring me,' said ..."

2. The Encyclopaedia Britannica: A Dictionary of Arts, Sciences, Literature and (1910)
"... which sought to break Boris' power by divorcing the tsar from Godunov's childless sister, only ended in the banishment or tonsuring of the malcontents. ..."

3. The Universities of Europe in the Middle Ages by Hastings Rashdall (1895)
"Here it is evident that a formal tonsuring by the Bishop is meant. This was a regulation made by Italians for Italian scholars, and in Italy scholars were ..."

4. The Works of Thomas Carlyle: (complete). by Thomas Carlyle (1897)
"We see a King perhaps laid aside ; not tonsured, — tonsuring is out of fashion now, — but say, sent away any-whither, with handsome annual allowance, ..."

5. A Description of Louisiana by Louis Hennepin, John Gilmary Shea (1880)
"... who acted as captain, seeing me tired of tonsuring the children, and bleeding asthmatic old men to get a mouthful of meat, told the Indians that I was ..."

6. John Calvin, the Organiser of Reformed Protestantism, 1509-1564 by Williston Walker (1906)
"... 3 for possessing a copy of the Golden Legend; against a woman of seventy who was about to marry a man of twenty-five; against a barber for tonsuring a ..."

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