from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. See pænula.


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  • And, as he spoke, he put his weapon back into his girdle, where it was perfectly concealed by the folds of the penula.

    The Roman Traitor (Vol. 1 of 2)

  • This article of dress was, like the penula, although peculiar to the inferior classes, oftentimes worn by men of superior rank, when journeying abroad.

    The Roman Traitor (Vol. 1 of 2)

  • A tRomuIo coroha insupererat, sceptrumque in summo aquilam gerens, et penula alba, talaris, ab humeris, in anteriori parte, ad pedespannis purpureis virgata (nomen autem penulae toga, id est tegumentum, idque per antistichum a te* gere; sic enim latine to cmtstu dicitur), et calcea -

    Joannis Laurentii Lydi Philadelpheni De magistratibus reipublicae Romanae ...

  • All the traffic that I have in this with the public is, that I borrow their utensils of writing, which are more easy and most at hand; and in recompense shall, peradventure, keep a pound of butter in the market from melting in the sun: -- [Montaigne semi-seriously speculates on the possibility of his MS. being used to wrap up butter.] "Ne toga cordyllis, ne penula desit olivis;

    The Essays of Montaigne — Complete


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