(used with a plural verb) the sleeves of lawn forming part of the dress of an Anglican bishop.
(used with a singular verb) the office of an Anglican bishop.
(used with a singular or plural verb) an Anglican bishop or bishops.
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Origin of lawn sleeves
First recorded in 1630–40
Words nearby lawn sleeves
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Example sentences from the Web for lawn sleeves
By-the-by, did you ever hear how near I was once to the lawn-sleeves and the bench?Footprints of Former Men in Far Cornwall|Robert S. Hawker
So the naked truth, carefully veiled from view in episcopal aprons and lawn-sleeves, was now displayed in all its native charm.Fifteen Chapters of Autobiography|George William Erskine Russell