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Definition of Wimple

  • A covering of silk, linen, or other material, for the neck and chin, formerly worn by women as an outdoor protection, and still retained in the dress of nuns.
  • A flag or streamer.
  • To clothe with a wimple; to cover, as with a veil; hence, to hoodwink.
  • To draw down, as a veil; to lay in folds or plaits, as a veil.
  • To cause to appear as if laid in folds or plaits; to cause to ripple or undulate; as, the wind wimples the surface of water.
  • To lie in folds; also, to appear as if laid in folds or plaits; to ripple; to undulate.
  • headdress of cloth; worn over the head and around the neck and ears by medieval women

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CHAPTER XIX CONCERNING THE EYES OF A NUN Eyes long, thick-lashed and darkly blue that looked up awhile into his and anon were hid 'neath languorous-drooping lids; a nose tenderly aquiline; lips, red and full, that parted but to meet again in sweet and luscious curves; a chin white, and round, and dimpled. This Beltane saw 'twixt hood and wimple, by aid of the torch that flickered against the wall; and she, conscious of his look, stood with white hands demurely crossed upon her rounded bosom, with eyes abased and scarlet lips apart, as one who waits-expectant.
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And surely, surely this nun so sweet and saintly in veiling hood and wimple was yet a very woman, young and passing fair; and the eyes of her-how deep and tender and yet how passionate!
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Lay by thy melancholy as I now lay by this hood and wimple, for the night is hot and close, methinks.
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Now did she, meeting his eyes, put up one white hand, setting back sombre hood and snowy wimple, and stooping tenderly above him, behold, in that moment down came the shining glory of her lustrous hair to fall about the glowing beauty of her face, touching his brow like a caress.
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Forthwith Beltane brought her a stool, rough and rudely fashioned, and while she sat, he lay beside her in the firelight; and thus, despite her hood and wimple, he saw her face was of a calm and noble beauty, smooth and unwrinkled despite the silver hair that peeped forth of her loosened hood.
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I say applies to her; A nun was she, and likewise from her head Was ta'en the shadow of the sacred wimple.
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The moonlight shone now and again on her face beneath the arch of her wimple; and once, as she glanced up at the heavens, Mr. Hanmer-interpreting that she lifted her head to a scent of danger, and shooting a sidelong look despite himself-surprised a lustre as of tears in her eyes; whereupon he felt ashamed, as one who had intruded on a secret.
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When she perceived the king, she responded to his salutation, and said, after she had lowered her wimple and displayed her face: "Sir, may God bless the best of kings!
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E. Rick, Night, Windsor Boy, Claude Hopper, Janet, Goldey and Pen Ledcil, Stanna, Addie Shun, Osceola, Flora Nightingale, Katie O'Neill, Willie Wimple, Pantagrapher, Weesie, Lowell, May Le Hosmer and Magnolia, Horace, Carrie Wilmer, Green Wood, Mary McK., John Watson, Mary Roland, Rose Bourne, B. Gonia, Theresa, Brom Bones, Brig, Herbie C., Cartoon, Dorio, Little Nell, R.E. Flect, Mary Pollard, M.E.T., Joe King, Conpay, Eben E. Wood, Parus, Olive, V.I. Olin, Irish Foreman, L'Allegro, Jejune, Tam O'Shanter and Beta. Complete List.-Stocles.
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For a moment Sister Hyacinthe's gay face shone out amidst the whiteness of her coif and wimple, dominating all the others.
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And the only gay note, amidst all the black cassocks and the threadbare garments of the poor, never of any precise shade of colour, was supplied by the smiling whiteness of the Little Sisters of the Assumption, all bright and active in their snowy coifs, wimples, and aprons.
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I require to have the flax to sow in the new land yonder, that when it grows up it may make a white wimple, for my daughter's head on the day of thy wedding.
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Or is there less reality about the "Knight" in his short cassock and old-fashioned armour and the "Wife of Bath" in hat and wimple, than-for instance-about Uncle Toby and the Widow Wadman?
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The sun was now creeping round, and only a narrow golden ray fell upon her white coif and wimple.
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Only Sister Hyacinthe, so quick and active, and Sister Claire des Anges, so gentle, serious, and slight, retained, as on their departure from Paris and during their sojourn at Lourdes, the professional serenity of women accustomed to everything, amidst the bright gaiety of their white coifs and wimples.
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Wimple: the covering for the neck, worn by secular women as well as nuns, and either with or without a veil or hood.
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The badges which our young women wear as members of societies, pinned in rows on broad ribbons, the earrings, the bangles, the big sleeves, the bonnets trimmed with osprey feathers, answer to the crisping pins, the wimples, the nose jewels, the tablets, the chains, the bracelets, the mufflers, the veils, the glasses and the girdles of the daughters of Zion.
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The girl was modestly attired as one of the humbler ranks, and her wimple in much concealed her countenance; but there was, despite her strange and undignified situation and evident alarm, a sort of quiet, earnest self-possession,-an effort to hide her terror, and to appeal to the better and more womanly feelings of her persecutors.
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Sibyll involuntarily raised her wimple, lifted her beautiful eyes to the stranger, in bewildered gratitude and surprise.
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Not the stout Warwick himself, in the roar of battle, thought so little of peril to life and limb as that gentle student, in the reveries of his lonely closet; and therefore, all unsuspicious, and seeing but diversion to Adam's recent gloom of despair, an opening to all his bright prospects, Sibyll attired herself in her holiday garments, drew her wimple closely round her face, and summoning Madge to attend her, bent her way to the Tower.
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Examples of Wimple

Example #1
And when his step was died away, Beltane drew a deep breath, and together they arose, and so, speaking no word, they looked upon each other across the prostrate body of Sir Gilles of Brandonmere.
Example #2
Hush you, and come again with the dawn.
Example #3
Now beholding her eyes, memory stirred within him and he sighed, whereat she sighed also and meekly bowed her head, speaking him with all humility.
Example #4
CHAPTER XIX CONCERNING THE EYES OF A NUN Eyes long, thick-lashed and darkly blue that looked up awhile into his and anon were hid 'neath languorous-drooping lids; a nose tenderly aquiline; lips, red and full, that parted but to meet again in sweet and luscious curves; a chin white, and round, and dimpled. This Beltane saw 'twixt hood and wimple, by aid of the torch that flickered against the wall; and she, conscious of his look, stood with white hands demurely crossed upon her rounded bosom, with eyes abased and scarlet lips apart, as one who waits-expectant.
Example #5
Come then, till death let us speak together and comfort each other.
Example #6
Moreover, while standing here, methinks I have seen a way whereby we may win free-" Now hereupon she turned and looked on him, quick-breathing and with eyes brim-full of fear.