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postil

/ˈpɒstɪl/
noun
1.
a commentary or marginal note, as in a Bible
2.
a homily or collection of homilies
verb -tils, -tiling, -tiled, -tils, -tilling, -tilled
3.
(obsolete) to annotate (a biblical passage)
Word Origin
C15 (postille): from Old French postille from Medieval Latin postilla, perhaps from post illa (verba textus), after these words in the text, often the opening phrase of such an annotation
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  • The postil will be on the turning of Lot's wife into a pillar of salt.

    The Town Leigh Hunt
  • The postil will be on the turning of Lots wife into a pillar of salt.

    Haunted London Walter Thornbury

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