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vernicle

(ˈvɜːnɪkəl)
n
(Roman Catholic Church) obsolete a veronica or image of Christ's face
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He wears, as you perceive, the vernicle of Sainted Luke, the first physician, upon his sleeve.
54," in The Arma Christi in Medieval and Early Modern Culture, with a Critical Edition of'O Vernicle,' ed.
251-55), the other odious with his vernicle, prominently and inappropriately displayed on his unhooded head as a badge of faith and of the pilgrimage to Rome (pp.
Images and relics were made accessible and popular and reproduced, as with the Veronica, which was given currency by the vernicle sowed in the cap; see Chaucer, The General Prologue to The Canterbury Tales line 685, in The Riverside Chaucer ed.
This drawing of the Holy Face upon the Vernicle accompanies the last items in section 2, a salutation and a prayer on the Godhead (see Figure 1).
This two-part work, entitled Vernicle, is commissioned by BBC Scotland for a series celebrating folk themes or instruments; the instrument Catherine decides to feature is one of the icons of loyalist culture, the Lambeg drum.
The image, known variously as the vera icon, true image, holy face, veronica, or vernicle, has many manifestations: the Vatican's veronica, reportedly hidden away in one of the columns supporting Michelangelo's dome, may be the most famous, although the very fact of its existence is nowadays shrouded in mystery.
Sometimes these are arranged around a conventional crucifixion scene, or they may be the main subject of a picture, in which case they are even more numerous: Judas' silver, a rooster (Peter's betrayal), a sword and ear (Peter's attack in the garden), hands and fists (the buffeting), ropes, ladders, pincers (to cut the thorns or hold the nails) and the vernicle (Veronica's veil).