a Dominican friar: so called from the distinctive black mantle worn by the order.
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How to use Black Friar in a sentence
Juan has seen a ghostly figure walking and next morning he is told it must be the Black Friar who haunts the house.
The Black Friar knelt beside the dying one, and drawing an ivory crucifix from his habit held it to Mendoza's face.Melomaniacs | James Huneker
"It's sometimes called the Black Friar's well," continued Githa, still acting as guide.The Jolliest Term on Record | Angela Brazil
A smile—which was sad, not mirthful—parted the grave lips of the Black Friar.For the Master's Sake | Emily Sarah Holt
Tokens are extant of a music-house, with the sign of the Black-friar, dated 1671.The History of Signboards | Jacob Larwood
The grim figure of a Black Friar was directing the harvest of a sea of golden-yellow wheat.The Victim | Thomas Dixon
British Dictionary definitions for Black Friar
a Dominican friar
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