capuchin

[ kap-yoo-chin, -shin ]SEE DEFINITION OF capuchin
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The Pope's head sank on his breast; the Capuchin looked steadfastly at Roma.

Once or twice the Capuchin said, "And how did you find my young penitent this morning?"

The Capuchin pushed his handkerchief into his sleeve and dropped back into his seat.

The Capuchin took snuff and answered, "Your Holiness is always so good as to say so."

When the Pope walked in his garden that afternoon as usual, the old Capuchin was with him.

"Courage," the Capuchin tried to say, but his quivering lips emitted no sound.

"Yes," said Roma, and the Capuchin dropped back in his seat as if he had been dealt a blow.

The Capuchin did not reply, and the two old men walked on in silence.

He caught the faint gleam of the Capuchin's eyes in the gloom.

He might as well have said that a Capuchin created the heavens and the earth.

WORD ORIGIN

1520s, from Middle French capuchin (16c., Modern French capucin), from Italian capuccino, diminutive of capuccio "hood," augmentative of cappa (see cap (n.)). Friar of the Order of St. Francis, under the rule of 1528, so called from the pointed hoods on their cloaks. As a type of monkey, 1785, from the shape of the hair on its head, thought to resemble a cowl.

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