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 for Groom of the stole
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Stole \Stole\, n. [AS. stole, L. stola, Gr. ? a stole, garment,
     equipment, fr. ? to set, place, equip, send, akin to E.
     stall. See Stall.]
     1. A long, loose garment reaching to the feet. --Spenser.
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              But when mild morn, in saffron stole,
              First issues from her eastern goal.   --T. Warton.
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     2. (Eccl.) A narrow band of silk or stuff, sometimes enriched
        with embroidery and jewels, worn on the left shoulder of
        deacons, and across both shoulders of bishops and priests,
        pendent on each side nearly to the ground. At Mass, it is
        worn crossed on the breast by priests. It is used in
        various sacred functions.
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     Groom of the stole, the first lord of the bedchamber in the
        royal household. [Eng.] --Brande & C.
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