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Miter   /mˈaɪtər/   Listen

Joint that forms a corner; usually both sides are bevelled at a 45-degree angle to form a 90-degree corner.  Synonyms: miter joint, mitre, mitre joint.
The surface of a beveled end of a piece where a miter joint is made.  Synonym: mitre.
A liturgical headdress worn by bishops on formal occasions.  Synonym: mitre.

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"Miter" Quotes from Famous Books

... as it was decided I could not "hold in," and under no condition was there to be a laugh or even a smile; but I took up position behind the balusters and watched events as the shadows were cast before. Major Maffett was dressed in a long dark overcoat, to represent the priestly gown, with a miter on his head, carrying Hardee's Tactics, from which to read the burial service. All had in their hands a bayonet, from which burned a tallow candle, in place of tapers. The procession marched up the steps in single ...
— History of Kershaw's Brigade • D. Augustus Dickert

... herewith and departed, reioising in his mind that the king had refused his offer, whereby he was deliuered out of suspicion to haue bribed the king, and giuen him that monie in waie of reward for his preferment to the miter, as of malicious men would happilie haue beene construed. [Sidenote: Matth. Paris.] Wherevpon beeing after laboured to double the summe he vtterlie refused, and determining rather to forsake the realme than to commit such an offense, made suit to the king for licence to go to Rome to ...
— Chronicles of England, Scotland and Ireland (2 of 6): England (2 of 12) - William Rufus • Raphael Holinshed

Words linked to "Miter" :   bring together, headdress, mitral, join, confer, bestow, joint, surface, headgear, chamfer, bevel

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