Noun(1) a loose-fitting white ecclesiastical vestment with wide sleeves
(1) Once I had stuffed myself behind the wheel with my surplice billowing around me like a collapsed parachute, I switched into passive mode.(2) History will be made that weekend when the standard of the order will be raised in the town by the local Knights, who wear a surplice with the cross emblem.(3) A piano was played, hymns were sung, we all duly recited the confession, creeds and responses, and the curate ascended the pulpit with surplice flowing.(4) He became a canon of Salisbury in 1563, but objected to the use of the surplice and to contributing to the repairs of the cathedral.(5) Powerful lights made their white surplices glow like neon, and the pulpitted priest seemed to be borne aloft on a cloud of pure radiance.(6) This church introduced a surpliced choir, pew rental and housed the first pipe organ and heating system in San Diego.(7) However, it doesn't match any of the new surplices that have been bought, which go down to about knee level, so I'll not be allowed to wear it in future - at least, not when I'm singing with the rest of my choir.(8) The introduction of the surpliced choir in England has been associated with the Cambridge Camden Society.(9) Several churches in Cornwall record the first appearance of a surpliced choir, singing in the chancel, and accompanied by an organ.(10) Stretching along each side are lines of choirboys and girls in bright surplices , holding flags and honey-scented tapers.(11) Gradually a surpliced choir began to lead the music.(12) We had banners, chanting, and a number of surpliced clergy, besides a large congregation.(13) This was about the clerk of that parish, whose wife used to wash the parson's surplices .(14) ├ö├ç├┐If they were presented in ruffs and surplices ,├ö├ç├û Stainer contends, ├ö├ç├┐it might alienate people.├ö├ç├û(15) White T-shirts, white jeans, white ponchos, even white surplices stood out in the hot July sun.
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