from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. In anatomy, a fissure or cleft.
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In alia Insula sunt gentes planis faciebus absque eleuatione nasorum, et palpebratum cum paruis foraminibus oculorum, et scissura modica oris.
For as it is noted by one of the fathers, Christs coat indeed had no seam, but the churchs vesture was of divers colors; whereupon he saith, In veste varietas sit, scissura non sit10 [Let there be variety in the garment, but let there be no division]; they be two things, unity and uniformity.
4. Eodem sane animo eodemque studio permoti, ut omnis scissura divisioque in Ecclesia superarentur et vulnus sanaretur quod in ecclesiali corpore magis magisque acerbum animadvertitur, excommunicationem quattuor Episcopis ab Archiepiscopo Lefebvre illicite consecratis remittere voluimus.
For, as it is noted, by one of the fathers, Christ’s coat indeed had no seam, but the church’s vesture was of divers colors; whereupon he saith, In veste varietas sit, scissura non sit; they be two things, unity and uniformity.