abbot on the cross

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Noun[edit]

abbot on the cross (plural abbots on the cross)

  1. (archaic, British slang) Synonym of croziered abbot

References[edit]

  • “abbot on the cross” in Albert Barrère and Charles G[odfrey] Leland, compilers and editors, A Dictionary of Slang, Jargon & Cant, volume I (A–K), Edinburgh: The Ballantyne Press, 1889–1890, page 3.
  • Farmer, John Stephen (1890) Slang and Its Analogues[1], volume 1, page 4