Tuesday, 22 May 2012

Entry: wimples (n.)

In context: "...flocks of Ursuline nuns with frozen wimples covered up to like U.N. Day Hal'd found mostly dry and repetitive, the wig-and-jerkin gentmanly warfare stilted and absurd..."

Definition: A garment of linen or silk formerly worn by women, so folded as to envelop the head, chin, sides of the face, and neck: now retained in the dress of nuns. Also gen. a veil.

Other: Check out this foxy, slender summer number, if the words themselves don't quite paint the number.

SNOOT score: 1
Page: 310

Source: Oxford English Dictionary   

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