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mitre

(US), miter
Christianity the liturgical headdress of a bishop or abbot, in most western churches consisting of a tall pointed cleft cap with two bands hanging down at the back
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miter, mitre

The oblique surface forming the beveled end or edge of a piece where a miter joint is made.

mitre

British variant of miter.
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Years ago, when I was a new Bishop, I used to wear the skull-cap, the Mitre, and carry a Staff in my hand, during the liturgical celebrations.
"To most, and I suggest especially the young, bishops in mitres put them in another world.
Nail the blocks either side of the door using 2inch losthead nails, then start fitting the skirting, scribing the wood at internal corners and making mitre cuts at external corners and use wood glue and nails for a secure fix.
"We thought making mitres would be appropriate because the Bishop of Warwick, the Rt Rev Anthony Priddis, will be presenting prizes to the winners."
Also, remember you need to cut a right and left hand mitre for each corner, so check that your angles are correct before you start sawing.