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 for humeral veil
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Humeral \Hu"mer*al\, a. [L. humerus the shoulder: cf. F.
     hum['e]ral.] (Anat.)
     Of or pertaining to the humerus, or upper part of the arm;
     brachial.
     [1913 Webster]
  
     Humeral veil (R. C. Ch.), a long, narrow veil or scarf of
        the same material as the vestments, worn round the
        shoulders by the officiating priest or his attendant at
        Mass, and used to protect the sacred vessels from contact
        with the hands.
        [1913 Webster]

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  humeral veil
      n 1: a vestment worn by a priest at High Mass in the Roman
           Catholic Church; a silk shawl [syn: humeral veil, veil]

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