Definition of Paternosters

1. Noun. (plural of paternoster) ¹



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Definition of Paternosters

1. paternoster [n] - See also: paternoster

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Paternosters

paternalization
paternalize
paternalized
paternalizes
paternalizing
paternally
paternities
paternity
paternity leave
paternity leaves
paternity suit
paternity suits
paternity test
paternity tests
paternoster
paternosters (current term)
paters
pates
path
path-
path analysis
path dependence
path dependency
path function
path integral formalism
path length
path of insertion
path of least resistance
pathbreaker
pathbreakers

Literary usage of Paternosters

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1. Lexicon Cornu-britannicum: A Dictionary of the Ancient Celtic Language of by Robert Williams (1865)
"... that would every day say fifteen paternosters with a full heart to worship the Passion of our dear Lord, in a year there would be as many paternosters ..."

2. Letters of James Smetham by James Smetham (1892)
"I know that though his lips moved in paternosters, and though his beads fell steadily through his fingers, that the power of beauty enthralled his eye and ..."

3. A History of Bohemian Literature by Francis L├╝tzow (1907)
"... but still moved before dying, was that required to recite rapidly two or at the utmost three paternosters." The works of Hus, both Latin and Bohemian, ..."

4. Cassell's Gazetteer of Great Britain and Ireland: Being a Complete ...Great Britain (1900)
"paternosters. [FIEBRES DE LECQ.] Pathhead (1), qs pa., pa. of Dysart (qv), SE, Fifes., So., lying within the burgh of Kirkcaldy. Pathhead (2), vil., pa, ..."

5. The Anatomy of Melancholy: What it Is, with All the Kinds, Causes, Symptomes by Robert Burton (1821)
"... that are by nature melancholy, and ~'s bast all affairs, to say so many paternosters, ... paternosters ..."

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