Domino

(A). A hood worn by canons; a mask.

“Ce nom, qu'on donnait autrefois, par allusion a quelque passage de la liturgie, au camail dont les prêtres se couvrent la tête et les épaules pendant l'hiver, ne designe aujourdhui qu'un habit de déguisement pour les bals masqués.” —Bouillet: Dictionnaire des Sciences, etc.

Source: Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, E. Cobham Brewer, 1894
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