Black Friar


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Black Friar

n
(Christian Churches, other) a Dominican friar

Black′ Fri′ar


n.
a Dominican friar.
[1400–50; from the order's black cloak]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.Black Friar - a Roman Catholic friar wearing the black mantle of the Dominican orderBlack Friar - a Roman Catholic friar wearing the black mantle of the Dominican order
Dominican order - a Roman Catholic order of mendicant preachers founded in the 13th century
friar, mendicant - a male member of a religious order that originally relied solely on alms
References in classic literature ?
"Black friars in this world, fried black in the next."
Lie Detector, published by Black Friar and worth pounds 20, combines software with an electronic sensor fitted on the finger to tell who's fibbing.
Blackfriars restaurant is the oldest dining room in the country and dates back to 1239 when it was a refectory for Dominican Black Friar Monks.
Originally used as a refectory for the Dominican Black Friar Monks, from 1239, Blackfriars is the oldest purpose built restaurant in the UK, making it the perfect place to hold medieval banquets.
After what seemed like an eternity, one day Ward presented me with a beautiful purple concotion, informing me it would be known as the Black Friar Cobbler (mezcal, muddled blackberries, sloe gin, lemon juice & a touch of cane sugar).
But among his runners-up are two Art Nouveau classics - the Black Friar in central London and The Phil - Liverpool's Philharmonic Dining Rooms - famed for its pink marble gents' loos.
The bottle also honors the city of Plymouth, England as it has been distilled on the same site since 1793 at The Black Friar's Distiller--the oldest working distillery in England.
Don't miss The Black Friar pub at 174 Queen Victoria Street, Blackfriars.
The fact that they have a black Friar Tuck in the Robin Hood TV drama.
However, actor David Harewood, who plays the first ever black Friar Tuck, who is usually played by short, fat, balding white men, is happy with his role.