from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A thin light silk used in the Middle Ages for fine garments, church vestments, and banners.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. A light silk cloth.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. A light thin stuff of silk.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A silken material used in the fourteenth and fifteenth centuries for rich dresses, flags, pennons, etc.; also, a piece of this material.
By night, and almost naked, covered with only a sendal and hood, the faithful males of Tzintzuntzan practice an unusual form of penitence, which consists of walking through the town, their faces covered, the ankles shackled with the same shackles which the town fathers have jealously guarded for the past 500 years, since the era of slavery under the Spanish Conquest.
“Was not thy daughter dark-haired?” said one of the outlaws; “and wore she not a veil of twisted sendal, broidered with silver?”
“Sails of silk and ropes of sendal,” and poetic noiseless movements only would suit these lovely Malacca Straits.
But we look in vain for the “sails of silk and ropes of sendal,” which are alone appropriate to this dream-world.
Then the old man made the young man to unarm him, and he was in a coat of red sendal, and bare a mantle upon his shoulder that was furred with ermine, and put that upon him.
And so he rode into a great forest all that day, and never could find no highway and so the night fell on him, and then was he ware in a slade, of a pavilion of red sendal.
And afore him he saw a long bridge, and three pavilions stood thereon, of silk and sendal of divers hue.
Rome, all noble men, whom the king did do balm and gum with many good gums aromatic, and after did do cere them in sixty fold of cered cloth of sendal, and laid them in chests of lead, because they should not chafe nor savour, and upon all these bodies their shields with their arms and banners were set, to the end they should be known of what country they were.
He saturated a rag with sendal oil and used it to take off his
Her honey-brown hair, partially covered by a thin white veil of sendal and crowned with a narrow golden coronet, was dressed in a multitude of thin plaits threaded with jeweled bangles.
Wordnik is becoming a not-for-profit! Read our announcement here.