Definition of Deaconing

1. Verb. (present participle of deacon) ¹



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Definition of Deaconing

1. deacon [v] - See also: deacon

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Deaconing

deacetylation
deacetylations
deacetyltransferase
deacidification
deacidifications
deacidified
deacidifies
deacidify
deacidifying
deacon
deaconed
deaconess
deaconess-house
deaconesses
deaconhood
deaconing (current term)
deaconries
deaconry
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deaconship
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deacquisition
deacquisitions
deactivate
deactivated
deactivates
deactivating
deactivation
deactivations
deactivator

Literary usage of Deaconing

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1. History of Ashburnham, Massachusetts: From the Grant of Dorchester Canada to by Stearns, Ezra Scollay, 1838- (1887)
"deaconing THE HYMN. BASS VIOL. — MUSICAL FAMILIES. LATER MEMBERS OF THE CONGREGATIONAL CHOIR. THE METHODIST CHOIR. THE men of Ashburnham have produced their ..."

2. Musical Reporter (1841)
"This process, which was technically called deaconing, we once considered entirely ... The days of deaconing are not past. Perhaps we should rather say, ..."

3. Cyclopaedia of Commercial and Business Anecdotes: Comprising Interesting by Richard Miller Devens (1865)
"deaconing both Ends of the Barrel. is preparing and packing fruit for the market, the practice of "deaconing," as it is called, is very extensively ..."

4. An American Glossary by Richard Hopwood Thornton (1912)
"1831 It was the custom in many parts of New England to sing tho psalms and hymns by " deaconing " them, that is, by the deacon's reading each line previous ..."

5. The Pilgrim Republic: An Historical Review of the Colony of New Plymouth by John Abbot Goodwin (1879)
"1 " deaconing " or " lining-out" the hymn or psalm, was established in England ... Before " deaconing " came, there was no preliminary reading of the psalm. ..."

6. The Cultivator by New York State Agricultural Society (1849)
"... for their agricultural products—leaving the inhumanity and barbarity of the practice of deaconing them, (as killing young is termed,) out of view. ..."

7. Autobiography of Rev. Abel C. Thomas: Including Recollections of Persons by Abel Charles Thomas (1852)
"Mostly there was necessity for ' deaconing the hymns'—that is ... I remember one occasion in which 'deaconing' brought me no aid whatever. ..."

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