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cassock

Christianity an ankle-length garment, usually black, worn by priests and choristers
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Then he dropped the folds of the cassock again and began reading the prayers, making the sign of the cross and prostrating himself.
A sheepskin coat and a cassock hung on nails by the door.
He hastily wrapped the stump in the skirt of his cassock, and pressing it to his hip went back into the room, and standing in front of the woman, lowered his eyes and asked in a low voice:
She looked down and saw that blood was flowing from his hand and down his cassock.
``You may look at their cassocks close by,'' said Wamba, ``and see whether they be thy children's coats or no for they are as like thine own, as one green pea-cod is to another.''
he is a bully and so am I; his cassock is a burden to him and I imagine I have had enough of mine; in fact, there is so much resemblance between us that I sometimes believe he is Aramis and I am the coadjutor.
NAN reports that at least 200 Catholic priests in the state marched round the major streets of Enugu metropolis on Friday, dressed in their cassocks, to protest the dastardly act.
Summary: Vicars buy cassocks made from recycled bottles
So when a large group of men came in, it initially turned them away--until they realized the "bachelor party" was actually a group of seminarians dressed in their cassocks trying to celebrate a priest's recent ordination.
They met, rehearsed and tried on cathedral cassocks for the first time ahead of their public debut at Evensong on January 25.
Would it not be a wonderful gesture of support if all the cardinals, archbishops and bishops gave up their fancy crimson cassocks for just a simple, black cassock in solidarity with Pope Francis, who is calling us to a more simple way of life?