Bespoke Clerical Millinery for the Discerning Clergyman

Tuesday, 29 March 2011

Putting a round peg in a square hole

Sounds easier than it actually is, in Biretta terms, but it does allow us to embrace a new word which is always a source of much rejoicing (apart from for Mother Prioress, who remembers Dr Johnson’s very first dictionary being published), and that word is: ‘dolichocephalic.’ It literally means long or oval-headedness , and is a highly important consideration when trying to fit a square box onto a circular, prolate or oval-shaped head. Such thoughts are important should you be minded of requesting a Biretta from our subterranean workshops…

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