Definitions

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  • adj. Wearing a surplice.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Wearing a surplice.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Wearing a surplice or surplices: as, a surpliced choir.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adj. wearing a surplice

Etymologies

surplice +‎ -ed (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • There was not a soul there save the two whom I had followed and a surpliced clergy - man, who seemed to be expostulating with them.

    Sole Music

  • He has a training and boarding school there for native boys, some of whom were at church in the morning as a surpliced choir.

    The Hawaiian Archipelago

  • He smiled and nodded a greeting; then, with his eyes half closed, his lips moving in prayer, his beretta well over his forehead, he followed his surpliced bodyguard, walking in the direction of the sea.

    Une Vie

  • As night closes in and the vault darkens, the ship seems proceeding slowly up the aisle of a cathedral … deep bays become transepts and choir and a fringe of low islands ahead lining the channel draped in snow are the surpliced priests.

    Castles of Steel

  • An elderly gentleman, quite alone save for the soutaned young man, now surpliced, his server: a well-looking youth whom presently Eva believed she must recognize.

    At Swim, Two Boys

  • Within the chancel stood the Dean of Westminster, and behind him were gathered the cathedral clergy, the Archbishop of Canterbury, and the scarlet and white surpliced choir, filling the chapel.

    The Grand Old Man

  • Salutes were exchanged, arms presented, there were more fanfares, more drums, all climaxing in the appearance of a priest who, riding a small grey donkey, blessed the Santa Maria with the help of small, white-surpliced boys.

    Sharpe's Eagle

  • It glares in haunts where jeweled ringers lift the cup of pleasure to the month of sin, 'mid the sobbing of the sensuous music and flow of forbidden wine; and speeding on its way illumes the dim cathedral aisle, where surpliced priest proclaims the teachings of the master, and golden-throated choirs lift their hosannas to the King of Kings.

    The California Birthday Book

  • Lowest in rank are the surpliced choristers wearing hoods, with, in some instances, a liripipe depending from them behind.

    The Customs of Old England

  • The dear old Psalms, which had always been read at Cressleigh by the clergyman and the people led by the parish clerk, sounded so strange and unfamiliar when chanted by a surpliced choir.

    Ruth Arnold or, the Country Cousin

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