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wimple - Word of the Day - Tue Nov 29, 2022




wimple - (verb) - 1: to cover with or as if with a wimple: veil; 2: to ripple; 3: Scottish: to follow a winding course: meander



A thick fog wimpled the forested hill so that only vague outlines of the trees could be seen from the valley.


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29 minutes ago, Bill W said:

Yes, in an effort to modernize the Roman Catholic church, the wearing habits and wimples were made optional after the Second Vatican Council in the 1960s and many nuns stopped wearing them all together.  If you remember the song "Maria" from the "Sound of Music", the first stanza goes like this: 

She climbs a tree and scr*pes her knee
Her dress has got a tear
She waltzes on her way to Mass
And whistles on the stair
And underneath her wimple
She has curlers in her hair
I even heard her singing in the abbey

When habits cease to be a habit.

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