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  • noun Plural form of cincture.
  • verb Third-person singular simple present indicative form of cincture.


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  • IN their black robes and red cinctures, members of the St Laurence Gregorian Schola look like they have stepped from the set of the Sean Connery movie The Name of the Rose.

    Rimini Antiphonal of 1328 discovered in Australia

  • One loop of this substance is drawn under each foot, and returns up either side of the leg to a cincture, with which it is united; these cinctures are connected by divers straps down the breast and back, in order to divide the weight.

    The Fair Maid of Perth

  • Altar boys see the hands that were once bandaged wrapping large elaborate bandages all around the priest's consecrated body before it approaches the altar — layer on layer of anachronistic clothing that cinctures, insulates, and turns the man into an object entirely set apart from daily use.


  • They were naked to the waist, and ornamented with several cinctures of brass and colored rattans scraped very thin.

    The Expedition to Borneo of H.M.S. Dido For the Suppression of Piracy

  • The cross is now met with, in various forms, on many objects: fibulas, cinctures, earthenware fragments, and on the bottom of drinking vessels.

    The Catholic Encyclopedia, Volume 4: Clandestinity-Diocesan Chancery

  • Later on, ecclesiastical authority set apart special formulae for the blessing of cinctures in honour of the

    The Catholic Encyclopedia, Volume 4: Clandestinity-Diocesan Chancery

  • In the Middle Ages cinctures were also worn by the faithful in hounour of saints, though no confraternities were formally established, and the wearing of a cincture in honour of St. Michael was general throughout France.

    The Catholic Encyclopedia, Volume 4: Clandestinity-Diocesan Chancery

  • The various colours significant of various degrees of vitality (white, yellow, crimson, vermilion, cinnabar): their degrees of brilliancy: their magnitudes revealed up to and including the 7th: their positions: the waggoner's star: Walsingham way: the chariot of David: the annular cinctures of Saturn: the condensation of spiral nebulae into suns: the interdependent gyrations of double suns: the independent synchronous discoveries of Galileo, Simon Marius, Piazzi, Le Verrier, Herschel,


  • And first, they let fall their hair upon their shoulders; and those [72] whose cinctures were unbound re-composed the spotted fawn-skins, knotting them about with snakes, which rose and licked them on the chin.

    Greek Studies: a Series of Essays

  • Then did he encounter the son of Dardanian Priam, Lycaon, escaping from the river, whom he himself had formerly led away, taking him unwilling from his father's farm, having come upon him by night: but he, with the sharp brass, was trimming a wild fig-tree of its tender branches, that they might become the cinctures of a chariot.

    The Iliad of Homer (1873)


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