Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A priest's vestment; a chasuble.
“The fresh part of the house was burned, as well as the druid under the casula, and not a bit of the _casula_ was destroyed.”
“Called in Latin casula planeta or pænula, and in early Gallic sources amphibalus, the principal and most conspicuous Mass vestment, covering all the rest.”
“Last, the priest puts on the chasuble, from the Latin word casula--”a little house”--named so because of the way it envelops his body.”
“You will note that they are all wearing the "paenula", "casula" or chasuble in its civil form.”
“Cumque ad insulam Cathaci uenisset, beatus Senanus aduentum eius, Spiritu reuelante, didicit; eique obuiam ueniens quasi subridendo ait, "Nonne presbitero pudor est absque casula incedere?”
“Patrick afterwards cried until his face and the front of his _casula_”
“Patrick: "that I should bring from hell on the Day of Judgment seven persons for every hair in this _casula_.”
“Bishop Mel's sister then went with fire in her _casula_, Patrick then knew there was no sin between them, dicens, "Seorsum feminis ne occasione dare infirmis inveniamur et ne non Domini per nos blasfemaretur quod absit a nobis, et sic reliquit eos," _i. e.”
“You shall have this _casula_, O nun!" said Patrick.”
“Yes," said the angel; "you shall have one man for every hair in your _casula_ from pains on the Day of Judgment.”
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