Verigi

The following article is from The Great Soviet Encyclopedia (1979). It might be outdated or ideologically biased.

Verigi

 

instruments for religious self-mortification; iron or copper chains, rings, shackles, and so forth carried by penitents and zealots and used for the “mortification of the flesh.” The word verigi originally meant “prison shackles and chains.”

The Great Soviet Encyclopedia, 3rd Edition (1970-1979). © 2010 The Gale Group, Inc. All rights reserved.
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The day is also known under the names of Sveti Verigi (meaning "Holy Chains") or "The Chains of St Peter".
There was no way she could get herself out of her rags and bungees (for her verigi or penitential chains, Lily wound flaccid tubing around herself, randomly whipping her back with it before and after her lament), nor pull on those high boots in time to enter with the infantry charge.