Definition of Alms box
1. Noun. Box for collecting alms, especially one in a church.
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Literary usage of Alms box
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1. Cyclopaedia of Biblical, Theological, and Ecclesiastical Literature by John McClintock, James Strong, Roul Tunley (1883)
"Thus there is a curious alms-box in St. Helen's, Bishopsgate, supported by the figure of a ... There is a wooden alms-box of the 14th century at Fribourg. ..."
2. Life in Brazil by Thomas Ewbank (1856)
"Alms-box.—Ships' Sails vowed to Our Lady, and sold on her Account.—Indian Boy.—Wax offered to Marine Deities by old Pagans.—Other Heathen Types of Romish ..."
3. The Antiquary by Edward Walford, John Charles Cox, George Latimer Apperson (1908)
"An alms-box, standing in Ludham rvi * » . l ALMS-BOX, ... This curious alms-box stands in Loddon Church, and differs materially from the two previous ..."
4. Parish Life in Mediæval England by Francis Aidan Gasquet (1907)
"The Hythe churchwardens, although depending mainly upon gifts and legacies for the alms box, BLYTHBURGH, SUFFOLK money necessary to satisfy their ..."
5. Companion to the Principles of Gothic Ecclesiastical Architecture: Being a by Matthew Holbeche Bloxam (1882)
"In the retro-choir, Sherborne church, Dorsetshire, is an alms box with three locks; and a carved alms box of the early part of the seventeenth century is ..."