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  • Stephen Dedalus, displeased and sleepy, leaned his arms on the top of the staircase and looked coldly at the shaking gurgling face that blessed him, equine in its length, and at the light untonsured hair, grained and hued like paleoak.

    The Volokh Conspiracy » Blasphemy Made a Crime in Ireland:

  • Stephen Dedalus, displeased and sleepy, leaned his arms on the top of the staircase and looked coldly at the shaking gurgling face that blessed him, equine in its length, and at the light untonsured hair, grained and hued like pale oak.

    Miguel Cohen’s “Ulysses,” Part 1 : Edward Champion’s Reluctant Habits

  • I saw the Lord Florian in a rich red chasuble as if he were the bishop of Florence himself, only this garment bore the Cross of Christ impudently upside down in honor of the Damned One, and on his untonsured head of dark blond hair he wore a gilded jeweled crown as if he were both Prankish monarch and servant of the Dark Lord.

    Vittorio, The Vampire

  • In the warmer air within the hut his dark, thick thatch of hair, still blessedly untonsured, dangled thawing over his brow, and he looked somewhat as Cadfael had first seen him, lighting down in the rain to hold his father's stirrup, stubborn and dutiful, when those two, so perilously alike, had been at odds over a mortal issue.

    The Devil's Novice

  • Cadfael caught sight of Brother Meriet working eagerly, heavy sleeves turned back from round, brown, shapely young arms, skirts kilted to smooth brown knees, the cowl shaken low on his shoulders, and his untonsured head shaggy and dark and vivid against the sky.

    The Devil's Novice

  • And the high drama circling round the priests of Bernanos or Graham Greene flies nowhere near the carefully barbered, untonsured heads of the Powers clergy.

    The Priestly Comedy of J. F. Powers

  • The Lord's Prayer was the only liturgical prayer; the communion table was a common table with common bread and common appointments, the celebrant wore his everyday clothes and was untonsured.

    The Catholic Encyclopedia, Volume 7: Gregory XII-Infallability

  • 'You are not a presbyter?' she said in an undertone, after a glance at his untonsured head.

    Veranilda

  • _Laborare_ and _Orare_ in friendly union, and proclaiming anew for the monk as for the untonsured citizen the primal ordinance, 'In the sweat of thy brow thou shalt eat bread.'

    The Letters of Cassiodorus Being A Condensed Translation Of The Variae Epistolae Of Magnus Aurelius Cassiodorus Senator

  • Monseigneur -- they, zealous, ubiquitous, more prominent than ever, though for the most part profoundly irreverent, and, notwithstanding that, one and all, with what disdain of the untonsured laity!

    Gaston de Latour; an unfinished romance

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  • Wait--a typo? Geez, I just noticed it!

    *thinks it's time for a vacation*

    Yanikq, you have officially received the Wordie treatment. Welcome to the club. :-)

    May 16, 2008

  • *eating*

    May 16, 2008

  • We've made a lot out of poor yanikq's typo.

    May 16, 2008

  • Boo.

    May 16, 2008

  • Fish heads, fish heads

    Roly-poly fish heads

    Fish heads, fish heads

    Eat them up, yum!

    May 16, 2008

  • Reesetee, reesetee, reesetee. Not only do bears bear headfish, they reduce them to fish heads!

    As for the bears bearing the monks, perhaps the monks give the bears their fish and chips. (That is, of course, if they happen to be chip monks.)

    May 16, 2008

  • Ask not how the monks bear the bears, ptero, but how the bears bear the monks. Not to mention the headfish.

    May 16, 2008

  • I love that there's so many Joyce fans on Wordie. He is one of my favorite authors.

    May 16, 2008

  • Bears dine with monks? How do the monks bear the bears?

    May 16, 2008

  • No, bears eat the tonsures of headfish. When dining with monks.

    May 15, 2008

  • What about headfish? Do bears eat the monks of those?

    May 15, 2008

  • No, you're thinking of monkfish. That bears eat. With their heads.

    May 15, 2008

  • Do some bears leave their heads monk?

    May 15, 2008

  • I love it when monks leave their heads bear.

    May 15, 2008