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.
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?
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.