Cincture


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Cincture

A ring of moldings around the top or bottom of the shaft of a column, separating the shaft from the capital or base; a fillet around a post.
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cincture, girdle

cincture
A ring of moldings around the top or bottom of the shaft of a column, separating
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Or is it the man in an alb, a cincture, an embroidered chasuble, a stole and Orthaheel Walking Shoes?
Thou shalt not fidget with thy cincture. Thou shalt not play with the bells.
Father Godderz is dressed in a body-length alb, tied at the waist by a cincture of rope.
Missing from Snider's discussion, however, is any analysis of the way Milton treats this issue later in Paradise Lost, when he portrays the change in Adam and Eve from prelapsarian mythic figures to postlapsarian primitives, comparing them to "Indians known / In Malabar or Decan" or "the American so girt / With leathered cincture, naked else and wild" (PL X.1102-17).
The second studies the Marian liturgies of Jerusalem and Constantinople, the traditions locating Mary's house and tomb around Jerusalem or (much later) Ephesus, and, more briefly, the traditions of Constantinople and Jerusalem regarding relics of Mary (her dress and her cincture).
He believed the elegance of Tahitian women was `aided by their dress not squeezed as our women are by a cincture' which created `an exaggerated smallness of the waist an artificial beauty not founded at all in the principles of nature'.
Gacis found the Oblates 'very human, warm, outgoing, happy and full of humor.' And he was attracted to the Oblate Cross and the Cincture.
Among them are chasuble and stole, alb and cincture, miter and cope.
As Elia reflects, "so far from a wish to roam, I would have drawn, methought, still closer the fences of my chosen prison; and been hemmed in by a yet securer cincture of those excluding garden walls" (LM x: 226).
Each parish has its own style--some with no special clothing, some in black cassocks with white "surplices" (over-shirts) on top, some in simple albs with a cincture (cord or belt) in the seasonal liturgical color.
Hovius feared for his life and hid in a wooden wardrobe as other members of the clergy were killed, at least one hanged by his own clerical cincture. Hovius fled three days later, disguised in a peasant's smock.
It is even prescribed "how many straws wide their cincture should be" (160, 541 "quot culmis latum cingulum").