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- n. A veronica (image of Jesus).
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. A Veronica. See veronica, 1.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A handkerchief impressed with the face of Christ: same as veronica, 1.
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Miraculously the imprint of his face and the Crown of Thorns was transferred to the cloth, known as the vernicle.
A veil with the face of Christ imprinted on it, known as the vernicle, is the attribute of St. Veronica.
The "shelles of Galice", i.e. the scallop-shells of St = 2E James of Compostella; the crouche, or cross, of the Holy Land; the keys of St. Peter; the "vernicle", or figure of the Veronica, etc. are all very familiar types, represented in most collections of such objects.
It is curious, however, to note that though the chief shrine of Rome was undoubtedly the tomb of the Apostles – to judge from all the extant records – yet the pilgrim sign (see below) which most commonly betokened a palmer from Rome was the "vernicle" or reproduction of
The veil of St. Veronica (the vernicle) is sometimes also included (see St. Veronica).
Mount Sinai, the wheel; to Rome, the heads of Sts. Peter and Paul or the keys or the vernicle (this last also might mean Genoa where there was a rival shrine of St. Veronica's veil); to St. James of
Beneath were little packets tied in silk which the old lady handled with tender care: a man's hunting-glove, a child's shoe, a love-knot done in faded green ribbon, some letters in rude rough script, and a vernicle of Saint Thomas.
By our Lady of Rocamadour whose vernicle is round my neck!
He wears, as you perceive, the vernicle of Sainted Luke, the first physician, upon his sleeve.
God, in the act of blessing; on later ones the vernicle, or face of our
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