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Definition of Taperer
1. one that carries a candle in a religious procession [n -S]
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Lexicographical Neighbors of Taperer
Literary usage of Taperer
Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:
1. The Parson's Handbook: Containing Practical Directions Both for Parsons and by Percy Dearmer (1907)
"After he has censed the oblations the priest goes to the south horn of the altar and washes his hands.' The [subdeacon and the] first taperer may hold the ..."
2. The Parson's Handbook: Containing Practical Directions Both for Parsons and by Percy Dearmer (1902)
"He will see that everything is ready five minutes before service begins on Sunday—the vestments laid out, the candles lit by a taperer, and the charcoal ..."
3. Bibliomania: Or Book Madness ; a Bibliographical Romance, in Six Parts by Thomas Frognall Dibdin (1811)
"There Justed divers young knights of the king's court; and the justing was more taperer of those young knights, than ever they had seen any in that country. ..."