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From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
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mitremi‧tre British English, miter American English /ˈmaɪtə $ -ər/ noun [countable]  1 RRCa tall pointed hat worn by bishops and archbishops2 (also mitre joint)TIC a joint between two pieces of wood, in which each piece is cut at an angle
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mitreOn the way to the tomb there are some mementoes of the great man, a crucifix staff and a mitre.She was dressed in black gauze and held a strobe light aloft like a mitre.Your intended frame may have a broken mitre, or a missing section of decorative moulding.Simply cut the appropriate external mitre on a length of cove then cut it off square.The Bishop took off his mitre and handed it to an adjacent altar-boy.There was what may have been a bishop's mitre on the skull, which grinned amiably up at us.Both lengths are fixed in the normal manner, the longer one first, and the mitre made good with adhesive.Pin in place and stitch the folds of the mitre with a drawstitch and hem or slipstitch the remainder of the hem.
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