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  • adj. In materials joints, the division of an angle between two pieces, as opposed to a butt.
  • adj. Of or pertaining to an abbot's or bishop's mitre.
  • adj. Of or pertaining to a mitre joint.


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  • Milton was no Bishop-lover; how comes St. Peter to be "mitred"?

    Harvard Classics Volume 28 Essays English and American

  • I have nearly finished a mitred-square blanket as a way to use up the sock yarn leftovers.

    Jean's Knitting

  • A recent visit to the house revealed that these corners must have finally failed or become too energy inefficient, as there was an additional mullion (black, I think) in place of each mitred corner.

    Question: Info on Architect Herb Fritz?

  • The piece has a mitred border and a mitred flange - which is a new one for me - it really wanted to have the flange, but it also wanted to be mitred, so I gave it a go - it works ok, though it's a little thick at the seams.

    Minis, minis, everywhere

  • In Wales it was not unknown for son to follow sire in the cure of a parish, and worse, for the sons of bishops to take it for granted they should succeed their mitred fathers, as though the supreme offices of the Church had been turned into heritable fiefs.

    His Disposition

  • The bishop was also titular abbot of the Benedictine monastery in the town, and the head of the household of monks bore the title of prior, but was mitred like an abbot.

    A River So Long

  • So, instead, the pitch is to attend a church – any church, or even religion “tradition” as bishops like to say; and for those less than enamoured with rampant inclusion, there is always a chance of a conversation about gay priests with one of the mitred reverends.

    2009 September « Anglican Samizdat

  • My natural inclination for log cabins (and indeed, most quilts these days) is mitred corners, but I think that's a bit much to ask of a nine-year old, so we won't be doing it that way.

    All together now

  • The windows of the lower floors were dark and shuttered, but light poured through the mitred arches of the third-story windows, like a line of flame burning along the ridge of a distant mountain range.

    Cassandra Clare: The Mortal Instrument Series

  • Neither did he ever again permit himself to interpose any delay in the journey of men of holy Church; but all ranks of the clergy, from the mitred prelate to the barefooted friar, might at any time of day or night have commanded the services of him and his boat.

    Anne of Geierstein


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