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Mitremyces is made up of two words: mitre, a cap; myces, a mushroom.

That night Philip slept at the "Mitre," and next morning he went up to Ballure.

I thought that you had understood all this when you rescued me from those bullies at The Mitre.

He dined at the Mitre as of old, and presented Temple to Johnson.

"The mitre is stronger than the mitraille, after all," said D'Esmonde, boldly.

He had formerly been an Augustine friar, and was promoted to the mitre on account of his merit.

And here I found him, and we supped at Oxford, and did very well at the Mitre.

Besides, no one but Forbes Robertson could hope to look impressive in a mitre.

"You'd be better if you'd come to the 'Mitre,' and smoke a pipe," said Poppins.

Or at the ‘Mitre’ of renown, Spreading his wit throughout the Town.

WORD ORIGIN

bishop's tall hat, late 14c., from Old French mitre, from Latin mitra "headband, turban," from Greek mitra "headband, turban," earlier a belt or cloth worn under armor about the waist, from PIE root *mei- "to tie" (cf. Sanskrit Mitrah, Old Persian Mithra-, god names; Russian mir "world, peace," Greek mitos "a warp thread"). In Latin, "a kind of headdress common among Asiatics, the wearing of which by men was regarded in Rome as a mark of effeminacy" [OED]. But the word was used in Vulgate to translate Hebrew micnepheth "headdress of a priest."

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