There is no suggestion of the popular idea that the mitre symbolizes the " tongues of fire " that descended on the heads of the apostles at Pentecost.
So butchers rake the tongues of bison out of the prairie grass, regardless of the torn and drooping plant.
Occasionally curly tongues of flame rose from under the roofs of the houses.
Tongues of flame here and there broke through that cloud.
High above all the medley of kindreds and tongues, untrammelled by national traditions, for he had outgrown the compass of any one nation, invested with the glory of achievements in which the old bounds of the possible seemed to fall away, stood in 324 the man Alexander.