a stiff square cap with three or four upright projecting pieces extending from the center of the top to the edge, worn by ecclesiastics.
(RC Church) a stiff clerical cap having either three or four upright pieces projecting outwards from the centre to the edge: coloured black for priests, purple for bishops, red for cardinals, and white for certain members of religious orders
a hooded cloak of coarse wool, a common article of apparel in the later Roman Empire. Historical Examples Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 7, Slice 4 Various
a short hair of the beard or body; a bristle. anger; rage. Historical Examples The Proverbs of Scotland Alexander Hislop Memoirs of the Life of Sir Walter Scott, Volume V (of 10) John Gibson Lockhart The Shoes of Fortune Neil Munro Memoirs of the Life of Sir Walter Scott, Volume V (of 10) John Gibson […]
an act or instance of being born: the day of his birth. the act or process of bearing or bringing forth offspring; childbirth; parturition: a difficult birth. lineage; extraction; descent: of Grecian birth. high or noble lineage: to be foolishly vain about one’s birth. natural heritage: a musician by birth. any coming into existence; origin; […]
an American film (1915), directed by D. W. Griffith.