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General Crossword Questions for “abbess”

  • Head of convent
  • Superior of convent
  • Female superior
  • Principal of convent
  • She's responsible for order
  • Superior rating given to the "Black Horse"
  • Religious leader wedding Jack and Elizabeth
  • A black horse for a highwayman - and his sister?
  • Person in charge of convent


  • Like an abbot, an abbess is solemnly admitted to her office by formal blessing, conferred Unlike the abbot, the abbess receives only the ring and a copy of the rule of the order. — “Abbess - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia”,
  • Abbess Roding is one of eight hamlets and villages called The Rodings in Essex, England. Abbess Roding is located in the west of Essex, 8.4 km (5.2 miles) north of Chipping Ongar, between Harlow in the west and 14.5 km (9 miles) from the county town of Chelmsford in the east. — “Abbess Roding - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia”,
  • Saint Gertrude of Nivelles (626 – March 17, 659) was abbess of the Benedictine monastery of Nivelles, in present-day Belgium. She appointed her daughter Gertrude as its first abbess, while she herself lived there as a nun, assisting the young abbess by her advice. — “Gertrude of Nivelles - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia”,


  • And eke there was a clerk sometime at Rome, A cardinal, that highte Saint Jerome, That made a book against Jovinian, Which book was there; and eke Tertullian, Chrysippus, Trotula, and Heloise, That was an abbess not far from Paris; And eke the Parables* of Solomon, *Proverbs Ovide's Art, <29> and bourdes* many one; *jests And alle these were bound in one volume. — “Canterbury Tales” by Geoffrey Chaucer
  • The abbess of Quedlingberg, who with the four great dignitaries of her chapter, the prioress, the deaness, the sub-chantress, and senior canonness, had that week come to Strasburg to consult the university upon a case of conscience relating to their placket-holes–was ill all the night. — “Tristram Shandy” by Laurence Sterne
  • I have a Relation, Abbess of a Covent in Estramadura: To her will I bend my steps, and shut myself from the world for ever. — “The Monk” by Matthew Lewis
  • They all offered their services to Eugenio but he who showed himself most liberal in this way was Don Quixote, who said to him, "Most assuredly, brother goatherd, if I found myself in a position to attempt any adventure, I would, this very instant, set out on your behalf, and would rescue Leandra from that convent (where no doubt she is kept against her will), in spite of the abbess and all who might try to prevent me, and would place her in your hands to deal with her according to your will and pleasure, observing, however, the laws of chivalry which lay down that no violence of any kind is to be offered to any damsel. — “Don Quixote” by Miguel De Cervantes
  • After breakfast, the abbess came to pay her a visit. There is very little amusement in the cloister, and the good superior was eager to make the acquaintance of her new boarder. — “The Three Musketeers” by Alexandre Dumas
  • But the slap and the blessing stood him friend, says Mr Vincent, for to make up he taught him a trick worth two of the other so that maid, wife, abbess and widow to this day affirm that they would rather any time of the month whisper in his ear in the dark of a cowhouse or get a lick on the nape from his long holy tongue than lie with the finest strapping young ravisher in the four fields of all Ireland. — “Ulysses” by James Joyce


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