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  • v. Present participle of tonsure.


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  • For those interested in following the Institute of the Good Shepherd (and I know there is such an interest), the website of their seminary has up some new photographs of recent events in IBP life, including a Candlemas procession and, most recently, the tonsuring of some of their seminarians.

    IBP News: Seminaire Saint Vincent de Paul

  • Speaking of scalps, I discovered that the Mimbrenos had no special zeal for tonsuring their enemies, but they brought back a few from those of Gallantin's band they'd killed, and the women dressed and stretched them on little frames, to brighten up the parlour, I dare say.

    Flashman and The Redskins

  • In basements they could see through half-open doors at the bottom of ladderlike steps, earnest-faced men, with long, well-tended queues of hair, busily tonsuring sleepy clients.

    The Port of Adventure

  • We see King perhaps laid aside; not tonsured, tonsuring is out of fashion now; but say, sent away any whither, with handsome annual allowance, and stock of smith-tools.

    The French Revolution

  • He also took exception to Health Minister B. Sriramulu tonsuring his head and wearing black dress saying that it did not suit the position he held.

    The Hindu - Front Page

  • She then visited India where she saw tonsuring happening.

    Latest News - Yahoo!7 News

  • When Indians make pilgrimages to the country's biggest temples to make requests to the gods and to give thanks, one of the things they can offer as a sacrifice is their hair, in a process called tonsuring.

    Latest News - Yahoo!7 News

  • The Endowments Department erected barricades; opened separate ticket counters (Rs. 10 for special darshan and Rs. 25 for quick darshan), special enclosures for tonsuring and arranged

    The Hindu - Front Page

  • Dalai Lama, led the tonsuring ceremony of a 4-year-old Tibetan boy chosen as the sixth 'Living

    Zee News : India National

  • The barber then took us to a room at the back of the hotel and we paid Rs 101 each for the head tonsuring. TravelStream™ — Recent Entries at


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