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Black Monk

or black monk

a Benedictine monk (so called from the black habit worn by the order).
Origin of Black Monk
Middle English word dating back to 1250-1300 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
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  • "Truly, we have fooled the Allies exquisitely," laughed the Black Monk.

    The Minister of Evil William Le Queux
  • He declared that the part of the Black Monk in history was an era in itself.

    The Minister of Evil William Le Queux
  • The Black Monk is said to have worn a red cap and a crimson kesa.

    Korean Buddhism Frederick Starr
  • In The Black Monk we cross the border of the unseen and are in the society of mystics.

    Why we should read S. P. B. Mais
  • It was one of these dreams that suggested the subject of his story "The Black Monk."

    Letters of Anton Chekhov Anton Chekhov
  • He got up and began walking about the room, thinking about the Black Monk.

  • A similar volume, "The Black Monk" (same translator and publisher), was issued some years ago.

    Books and Persons Arnold Bennett
  • I wrote "The Black Monk" without any melancholy ideas, through cool reflection.

    Letters of Anton Chekhov Anton Chekhov
  • In the course of the 12th century sporadic and limited unions of Black Monk monasteries arose in different parts.

  • Almost fifteen hundred years have passed since the Black Monk brought in the new religion.

    Korean Buddhism Frederick Starr
British Dictionary definitions for Black Monk

Black Monk

a Benedictine monk
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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