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  • n. A veronica (image of Jesus).

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. A Veronica. See veronica, 1.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A handkerchief impressed with the face of Christ: same as veronica, 1.


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  • Miraculously the imprint of his face and the Crown of Thorns was transferred to the cloth, known as the vernicle.

    A Handbook of Symbols in Christian Art

  • A veil with the face of Christ imprinted on it, known as the vernicle, is the attribute of St. Veronica.

    A Handbook of Symbols in Christian Art

  • The "shelles of Galice", i.e. the scallop-shells of St = 2E James of Compostella; the crouche, or cross, of the Holy Land; the keys of St. Peter; the "vernicle", or figure of the Veronica, etc. are all very familiar types, represented in most collections of such objects.

    The Catholic Encyclopedia, Volume 10: Mass Music-Newman

  • It is curious, however, to note that though the chief shrine of Rome was undoubtedly the tomb of the Apostles – to judge from all the extant records – yet the pilgrim sign (see below) which most commonly betokened a palmer from Rome was the "vernicle" or reproduction of

    The Catholic Encyclopedia, Volume 12: Philip II-Reuss

  • The veil of St. Veronica (the vernicle) is sometimes also included (see St. Veronica).

    A Handbook of Symbols in Christian Art

  • Mount Sinai, the wheel; to Rome, the heads of Sts. Peter and Paul or the keys or the vernicle (this last also might mean Genoa where there was a rival shrine of St. Veronica's veil); to St. James of

    The Catholic Encyclopedia, Volume 12: Philip II-Reuss

  • Beneath were little packets tied in silk which the old lady handled with tender care: a man's hunting-glove, a child's shoe, a love-knot done in faded green ribbon, some letters in rude rough script, and a vernicle of Saint Thomas.

    Sir Nigel

  • By our Lady of Rocamadour whose vernicle is round my neck!

    Sir Nigel

  • He wears, as you perceive, the vernicle of Sainted Luke, the first physician, upon his sleeve.

    The White Company

  • God, in the act of blessing; on later ones the vernicle, or face of our

    English Villages


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  • See also sudarium.

    January 3, 2011

  • Also, a veronica - piece of cloth or handkerchief bearing an imprint of the face of Jesus.

    December 2, 2010