from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.
- noun A thin light silk used in the Middle Ages for fine garments, church vestments, and banners.
from The Century Dictionary.
- noun A silken material used in the fourteenth and fifteenth centuries for rich dresses, flags, pennons, etc.; also, a piece of this material.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.
- noun A light thin stuff of silk.
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- noun historical A light
from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
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By night, and almost naked, covered with only a sendal and hood, the faithful males of Tzintzuntzan practice an unusual form of penitence, which consists of walking through the town, their faces covered, the ankles shackled with the same shackles which the town fathers have jealously guarded for the past 500 years, since the era of slavery under the Spanish Conquest.
“Was not thy daughter dark-haired?” said one of the outlaws; “and wore she not a veil of twisted sendal, broidered with silver?”
But we look in vain for the “sails of silk and ropes of sendal,” which are alone appropriate to this dream-world.
The Hawaiian Archipelago Isabella Lucy 2004
“Sails of silk and ropes of sendal,” and poetic noiseless movements only would suit these lovely Malacca Straits.
The Golden Chersonese and the way thither Isabella Lucy 2004
Rome, all noble men, whom the king did do balm and gum with many good gums aromatic, and after did do cere them in sixty fold of cered cloth of sendal, and laid them in chests of lead, because they should not chafe nor savour, and upon all these bodies their shields with their arms and banners were set, to the end they should be known of what country they were.
He saturated a rag with sendal oil and used it to take off his
Exile's Valor Lackey, Mercedes 2003
Then the old man made the young man to unarm him, and he was in a coat of red sendal, and bare a mantle upon his shoulder that was furred with ermine, and put that upon him.
Her honey-brown hair, partially covered by a thin white veil of sendal and crowned with a narrow golden coronet, was dressed in a multitude of thin plaits threaded with jeweled bangles.
Conqueror's Moon May, Julian 2003
And so he rode into a great forest all that day, and never could find no highway and so the night fell on him, and then was he ware in a slade, of a pavilion of red sendal.
And afore him he saw a long bridge, and three pavilions stood thereon, of silk and sendal of divers hue.