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carmelite


  4  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Carmelite  \Car"mel*ite\,  Carmelin  \Car"mel*in\  a. 
  Of  or  pertaining  to  the  order  of  Carmelites. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Carmelite  \Car"mel*ite\,  n. 
  1.  (Eccl.  Hist.)  A  friar  of  a  mendicant  order  (the  Order  of 
  Our  Lady  of  Mount  Carmel)  established  on  Mount  Carmel,  in 
  Syria,  in  the  twelfth  century;  a  White  Friar. 
 
  2.  A  nun  of  the  Order  of  Our  lady  of  Mount  Carmel. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  Carmelite 
  adj  :  of  or  relating  to  the  Carmelite  friars;  "Carmelite 
  monasteries"  [syn:  {Carmelite}] 
  n  :  a  Catholic  friar  wearing  the  white  cloak  of  the  Carmelite 
  order  [syn:  {White  Friar},  {Carmelite}] 
 
  From  THE  DEVIL'S  DICTIONARY  ((C)1911  Released  April  15  1993)  [devils]: 
 
  CARMELITE,  n.  A  mendicant  friar  of  the  order  of  Mount  Carmel. 
 
  As  Death  was  a-rising  out  one  day 
  Across  Mount  Camel  he  took  his  way 
  Where  he  met  a  mendicant  monk, 
  Some  three  or  four  quarters  drunk, 
  With  a  holy  leer  and  a  pious  grin, 
  Ragged  and  fat  and  as  saucy  as  sin, 
  Who  held  out  his  hands  and  cried: 
  "Give,  give  in  Charity's  name  I  pray. 
  Give  in  the  name  of  the  Church.  O  give 
  Give  that  her  holy  sons  may  live!" 
  And  Death  replied, 
  Smiling  long  and  wide: 
  "I'll  give  holy  father,  I'll  give  thee  --  a  ride." 
 
  With  a  rattle  and  bang 
  Of  his  bones,  he  sprang 
  From  his  famous  Pale  Horse,  with  his  spear; 
  By  the  neck  and  the  foot 
  Seized  the  fellow,  and  put 
  Him  astride  with  his  face  to  the  rear. 
 
  The  Monarch  laughed  loud  with  a  sound  that  fell 
  Like  clods  on  the  coffin's  sounding  shell: 
  "Ho,  ho!  A  beggar  on  horseback,  they  say 
  Will  ride  to  the  devil!"  --  and  _thump_ 
  Fell  the  flat  of  his  dart  on  the  rump 
  Of  the  charger,  which  galloped  away 
 
  Faster  and  faster  and  faster  it  flew, 
  Till  the  rocks  and  the  flocks  and  the  trees  that  grew 
  By  the  road  were  dim  and  blended  and  blue 
  To  the  wild,  wild  eyes 
  Of  the  rider  --  in  size 
  Resembling  a  couple  of  blackberry  pies. 
  Death  laughed  again  as  a  tomb  might  laugh 
  At  a  burial  service  spoiled, 
  And  the  mourners'  intentions  foiled 
  By  the  body  erecting 
  Its  head  and  objecting 
  To  further  proceedings  in  its  behalf. 
 
  Many  a  year  and  many  a  day 
  Have  passed  since  these  events  away 
  The  monk  has  long  been  a  dusty  corse, 
  And  Death  has  never  recovered  his  horse. 
  For  the  friar  got  hold  of  its  tail, 
  And  steered  it  within  the  pale 
  Of  the  monastery  gray, 
  Where  the  beast  was  stabled  and  fed 
  With  barley  and  oil  and  bread 
  Till  fatter  it  grew  than  the  fattest  friar, 
  And  so  in  due  course  was  appointed  Prior. 
  G.J. 
 
 




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