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prayer book

[prair] /prɛər/
a book containing formal prayers to be used in public or private religious devotions.
(usually initial capital letters) Book of Common Prayer.
Nautical. a small holystone.
Origin of prayer book
First recorded in 1590-1600 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018.
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  • Jamie felt it so; and he had the prayer book's authority therefor.

    Pirate Gold

    Frederic Jesup Stimson
  • Let's shift—you take the prayer book and I'll take the old fob!

  • Because the prayer book is confessedly ancient, while the Articles are modern.

    Loss and Gain John Henry Newman
  • Jest your clothes and no more, and your Bible and prayer book.

  • The sight of her prayer book might turn the old priest against her.

  • Eleanor, with her lips tightly pressed, opened her prayer book.

  • I went to him for schooling, and he taught me to use my prayer book.

    The Forest Farm Peter Rosegger
  • When the prayer book was compiled these words had a meaning; to-day they have none.

    My Path to Atheism Annie Besant
  • Cooney: Let you sign this and you may put it in the prayer book so long as she will get it safe.

    Seven Short Plays Lady Gregory
British Dictionary definitions for prayer book

prayer book

(ecclesiast) a book containing the prayers used at church services or recommended for private devotions
(Church of England) (often capitals) another name for Book of Common Prayer
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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