from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Pertaining or relating to vesture or dress.


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  • I confess to an almost religious veneration for trailing drapery, and I pin my vestural faith with unflinching obstinacy to sweeping petticoats.

    The Shirley Letters from California Mines in 1851-52

  • Tissue of all Tissues, the only real Tissue, should have been quite overlooked by Science, -- the vestural Tissue, namely, of woollen or other cloth; which Man's Soul wears as its outmost wrappage and overall; wherein his whole other Tissues are included and screened, his whole Faculties work, his whole Self lives, moves, and has its being?

    Sartor Resartus, and On Heroes, Hero-Worship, and the Heroic in History

  • Continuing our look at some of the unique vestural customs and items to be found in the Church, this one was inspired by a wonderful book that an Oratorian friend showed to me.

    New Liturgical Movement


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