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biretta

, berretta
RC Church a stiff clerical cap having either three or four upright pieces projecting outwards from the centre to the edge: coloured black for priests, purple for bishops, red for cardinals, and white for certain members of religious orders
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Each new cardinal then approached the Holy Father and kneeling before him received the cardinal's biretta and was assigned a title or deaconry.
At public liturgical ceremonies, the pope wore an alb, stole, pluviale, and either a mitre or red biretta.
Biretta (Space Telescope Science Institute) directed an international network of radio telescopes toward M87 last March.
The biretta and the horns would be puzzling or difficult to assess without the rich correspondence of this miniature with the opening illumination of Aiol (fol.
There was first Burke the Jesuit, with biretta and rosary, crypto-Catholic and Irishly unnational.
Whilst he was kneeling at her bedside, reciting a litany to the Virgin Mary, she took his biretta, which he had removed to say the prayer.
We must first meet Sierva Maria's father, Don Ygnacio, second Marquis de Casalduero, Lord of Darien, in a hammock strung from orange trees, wearing a Bedouin djellaba and a Toledan biretta, funereal, effeminate, "as pale as a lily because the bats drained his blood while he slept.
The biretta and the high arched eyebrow are reminiscent of Piero's, as are the general proportions of the face.
While the issue is never quite resolved in the poem, later, in Seeing Things (1991), it is clear that a biretta remembered from his altar-boy days, for example, is now an esthetic object for Heaney rather than a religious emblem - or that at most it is simply evocative of people who did the best they could in restricted circumstances.
Biretta of the Space Telescope Science Institute in Baltimore cautions that the researchers haven't pinned down the distance to the object ejecting the gas, thought to be a neutron star or black hole that steals matter from a less-dense companion.
And there in his purple-edged soutane and biretta, his voice stirring as the neigh of a war-horse in battle, his keen blue-grey eyes flashing back the people's own enthusiasm and love, he would boldly tell them of their God-given right to the first-fruits of the land they tilled, and of his own readiness to testify if needs be with his life, to the justice of their cause.
Terry Garbutt, 42, of Biretta Close, Stockton, banned from driving for 20 months and fined PS210 with PS256 costs for drink-driving.