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La Trappe

[la trap] /la ˈtrap/
an abbey in Normandy, France, at which the Trappist order was founded.

Trappe, La

[French la trap] /French la ˈtrap/
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  • Abbots-Lorraine, that used to be the noblest house in the county, is turned into a monastery—a regular La Trappe.

    The History of Pendennis William Makepeace Thackeray
  • At La Trappe, I will defy you to reason in this way, and not to become humble.

    En Route J.-K. (Joris-Karl) Huysmans
  • De Rancé, who had been many years a wealthy prodigal and sensualist, entered La Trappe, which had an evil repute for loose living.

  • He was not easy till the day the priest handed him the answer from La Trappe.

    En Route J.-K. (Joris-Karl) Huysmans
  • Master Archie scorned the idea, and began to have sundry visions of joining the monks of La Trappe as soon as he grew old enough.

    Sharing Her Crime May Agnes Fleming
  • Presently she said: “Did you recognize me afterward at La Trappe?”

    The Maids of Paradise Robert W. (Robert William) Chambers
  • Now, at La Trappe, dishes of beans were common; perhaps that was the secret of the ever young monastic voices.

    En Route J.-K. (Joris-Karl) Huysmans
  • But it has been stated that near the convent are the monks of La Trappe.

  • To restore its sacredness the strict system of La Trappe was established—labour, silence, meditation on death.

  • To be an oblate at La Trappe is the same thing as remaining at Chartres!

    The Cathedral Joris-Karl Huysmans
British Dictionary definitions for La Trappe

La Trappe

/French la trap/
a monastery in NW France, in the village of Soligny-la-Trappe northeast of Alençon: founded in about 1140, site of the Trappist reform of Cistercian order in 1664
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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