a long, close-fitting garment worn by members of the clergy or others participating in church services.
a lightweight, double-breasted ecclesiastical coat or jacket, worn under the Geneva gown.
a member of the clergy.
She was a nettle in which the rustle of the cassock was visible.
Les Misrables Victor Hugo
He was holding apart the flaps of his cassock like the tails of a coat.
Rene Mauperin Edmond de Goncourt and Jules de Goncourt
On the green I saw a white man coming with a cassock on, by which and by the face of him I knew he was a priest.
Island Nights’ Entertainments Robert Louis Stevenson
Monsieur le Cur tucked it safely in the breast of his cassock.
A Village of Vagabonds F. Berkeley Smith
Then, when the great door had closed behind him, he gathered up the skirts of his cassock and hurried down the narrow street.
In Kedar’s Tents Henry Seton Merriman
He heard his cassock, which was caught on the spout, crack and rip at every jerk that he gave it.
Notre-Dame de Paris Victor Hugo
The Father brushed some crumbs from the front of his cassock and sat up higher in his chair.
Tongues of Conscience Robert Smythe Hichens
The Bravo went in with him, and began to help him out of his cotta and cassock.
Stradella F(rancis) Marion Crawford
The Brother remained standing there in silence, with his fat hands clasped in front of his cassock.
Abbe Mouret’s Transgression Emile Zola
He was not yet quite certain that Adams had any more of the clergyman in him than his cassock.
Joseph Andrews, Vol. 2 Henry Fielding
(Christianity) an ankle-length garment, usually black, worn by priests and choristers
1540s, “long loose gown,” from Middle French casaque “long coat” (16c.), probably ultimately from Turkish quzzak “nomad, adventurer,” (the source of Cossack), from their typical riding coat. Or perhaps from Arabic kazagand, from Persian kazhagand “padded coat,” from kazh “raw silk” + agand “stuffed.” Chiefly a soldier’s cloak 16c.-17c.; ecclesiastical use is from 1660s.
a container for cooking and serving an individual portion of food, usually made of pottery, silver, or paper, or sometimes of baked dough. Historical Examples This is not the same variety as the cassolette described by Leroy. The Pears of New York U. P. Hedrick There appear to be several varieties of cassolette three or […]
noun Sir Hugh (Maxwell). 1910–99, British architect; president of the Royal Academy of Arts (1976–84) Contemporary Examples casson, who expects to be released this year, was also forced to pay the DoE nearly $20,000 in restitution. Gaming the Financial-Aid System Kathleen Kingsbury January 3, 2010 Historical Examples He turned the last page; on the other […]
a large Italian chest of the Middle Ages and Renaissance, usually highly ornamented. Historical Examples Painted probably to adorn the front of a cassone or marriage-chest. A Popular Handbook to the National Gallery, Volume I, Foreign Schools Various The Italian marriage-chests (cassone) were also of a richness which was never attempted in England. Encyclopaedia Britannica, […]
a white-bean stew of French origin, often containing pork, mutton, garlic sausage, and preserved goose or duck. Contemporary Examples cassoulet, that most festive and exceptional of casseroles, bridges the gap between appetizer and entrée. What to Eat: New Year’s Cocktail Party Cookstr.com December 28, 2009 cassouletby Sheila Lukins and Julee Rosso The women behind the […]