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Tonʹsure (2 syl.)

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The tonsure of St. Peter consists in shaving the crown and back of the head, so as to leave a ring or “crown” of hair.

The tonsure of James consists in shaving the entire front of the head. This is sometimes called “the tonsure of Simou the Magician,” and sometimes “the Scottish tonsure,” from its use in North Britain.

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Entry taken from Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, edited by the Rev. E. Cobham Brewer, LL.D. and revised in 1895.

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