Another piece might cause people to come up short is an elaborate green Burmese Buddhist alms bowl on a stand covered in gold.
What the Puerto Ricans want is not alms, but commercial liberty.
She stopped, gave him an alms and then continued on her way.
Some one gave Pambo gold to distribute in alms, and told him to count it.
Anchorites lived on alms, and were also visited to desire their prayers.
I am a miserable wretch, and starving; give me an alms out of your booty!
She gripped them, one upon the other, to keep from stretching them for alms.
In the next act there is a scene for Fides in the streets of Mnster, in which, reduced to penury, she begs for alms.
But to be stabbed in the midst of his good deeds of alms, and by the hand of one whom he loved!
The little donkey-boy, lolling down the road, started to follow him, crying out for alms in the name of Allah.
Old English ælmesse "alms, almsgiving," from Proto-Germanic *alemosna (cf. Old Saxon alamosna, Old High German alamuosan, Old Norse ölmusa), an early borrowing of Vulgar Latin *alemosyna (source of Old Spanish almosna, Old French almosne, Italian limosina), from Church Latin eleemosyna (Tertullian, 3c.), from Greek eleemosyne "pity, mercy," in Ecclesiastical Greek "charity, alms," from eleemon "compassionate," from eleos "pity, mercy," of unknown origin, perhaps imitative of cries for alms. Spelling perversion in Vulgar Latin is perhaps by influence of alimonia.