I had then the happy inspiration to have recourse to the hair-shirt, which hitherto I had dreaded.
I might as well put on a hair-shirt for the rest of my existence.
He was at once ascetic and sensual, alternating between the hair-shirt of penance and the embraces of Catharine Sedley.
She kneels to say her prayers on the edge of that hair-shirt.
A severer line of business, perhaps, such as I had read of; something that included black bread and a hair-shirt.
Tearing away cloak and cassock and hair-shirt under all, he leaned his ear above the heart.
But there was one sinner he could not absolve, neither by hair-shirt nor flagellation, and that was himself.
But she became the most dreadful tyrant: Tina used to say I wore her as a hair-shirt.
There was also a brown bundle which resolved itself into a monkish habit within which was rolled a hair-shirt.
Obviously she had been wearing that hair-shirt debt next to her soul's skin.