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- n. A number of hermitages or cells in the same neighborhood occupied by anchorites who were under the same superior
- n. a cluster of cells or caves for hermits, with a church and sometimes a refectory at the centre.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. A number of hermitages or cells in the same neighborhood occupied by anchorites who were under the same superior.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. In early monachism, an aggregation of separate cells, under the control of a superior, the inmates meeting on the first and the last day of each week for a. common meal in the refectory, and for common worship in the chapel, on other days dwelling apart from one another, every one in his cell, engaged in some light manual occupation.
Although the term laura has been almost exclusively used with regard to Palestine, the type of monastery which it designated existed, not only there, but in Syria and Mesopotamia; in Gaul; in Italy; and among the Celtic monks.
January 22nd, 2010 at 4: 47 pm tombaker says: lt. laura is fuzzy’s raunchy female alter-ego.
And may i just add that im glad im not called laura?
The Greek word laura is employed by writers from the end of the fifth century to distinguish the monasteries of Palestine of the semi-eremitical type.
St. Basil's authority was equal to St. Anthony's among the leaders of Palestinian monasticism; yet they took it as a matter of course that life in the laura was the most perfect, though under ordinary circumstances it should not be entered upon before an apprenticeship had been served in a cenobium.
Your message to "laura" regarding "Nice ass" is the sort of thing that might get your keyboard washed out with soap, if you get my drift.
This was a hark back to the ancient Egyptian ideal of a number of hermits living in a "laura" or collection of detached cells which were situated some considerable distance apart (see CAMALDOLESE).
The first jerkass called her "laura" and he did it again later on.
As a piece of flash fiction, I think the story is succussful. laura Says:
The over-the-top ending ruined this for me. laura Says: