One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
- ‘On our way back to the car we came across a priest, all cassocked and fresh from the pulpit, laden down with carrier bags and packets.’
- ‘A steady stream of tourists processed round the inside of the building in five minutes flat, herded and sssh-ed by the cassocked attendants.’
- ‘‘Let us pray,’ Ben requested, and the rest of the choir, all cassocked, surplussed, hymn-booked, anthem-booked and service-sheeted up bowed their heads dutifully and obediently to the thirteen-year-old.’
- ‘I walked in the company of bearded, cassocked monks, then a pair of elderly pilgrims whose fingers flicked worry beads in hands clasped behind their backs.’
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