Definitions

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  • n. Plural form of vesture.

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Examples

  • To these her care added some of the vestures which lay torn and scattered on the floor.

    The Abbot

  • The Abbot had disrobed himself of his magnificent vestures of ceremony, and resumed his ordinary habit, which was a black gown, worn over a white cassock, with a narrow scapulary; a decent and venerable dress, which was calculated to set off to advantage the portly mien of

    The Monastery

  • Their helmets and hauberks were formed of steel rings, so bright that they shone like silver; their vestures were of the gayest colours, and some of cloth of gold or silver; the sashes were twisted with silk and gold, their rich turbans were plumed and jewelled, and their sabres and poniards, of Damascene steel, were adorned with gold and gems on hilt and scabbard.

    The Talisman

  • Then the warriors were told that the brave vestures they should wear were now prepared; as they had craved it, so it now was done.

    The Nibelungenlied

  • And Pharaoh took off his ring from his hand, and put it upon Joseph's hand, and arrayed him in vestures of fine linen, and put a gold chain about his neck;

    Probably Just One Of Those Funny Coincidences

  • “And now,” said Prior Aymer, “I will pray you of restitution of my mules and palfreys, and the freedom of the reverend brethren attending upon me, and also of the gymmal rings, jewels, and fair vestures, of which I have been despoiled, having now satisfied you for my ransom as a true prisoner.”

    Ivanhoe

  • In the morning the dead Emperor was layd into the Church of Michael the Archangel, into a hewen sepulcre, very richly decked with vestures fit for such a purpose: and present Proclamation was made, (Emperor Pheodor Iuanowich of all Russia, &c.).

    The Principal Navigations, Voyages, Traffiques and Discoveries of the English Nation

  • Camels which bring the vestures are all adorned with cloth of golde, with many little belles, and passing along the streete you may see the multitude casting vpon the said vesture thousands of beautifull flowers of diuers colours, and sweete water, others bringing towels and fine cloth touch the same, which euer after they keepe as reliques with great reuerence.

    The Principal Navigations, Voyages, Traffiques and Discoveries of the English Nation

  • Camels, euery one carying one of the abouesayd vestures, being couered from toppe to toe with silke.

    The Principal Navigations, Voyages, Traffiques and Discoveries of the English Nation

  • After this are presented other vestures for the ornament of the Mosquita.

    The Principal Navigations, Voyages, Traffiques and Discoveries of the English Nation

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