- a religious observance practiced between noon and three o'clock on the afternoon of Good Friday.
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Examples from the Web for three hours
I took it up at the beginning of a three-hours' railway journey.
At length after a three-hours' struggle the convent and other defences were captured.The Land We Live In
Much that was amusing and interesting occurred during our three-hours' journey, but regard for our word forbids my relating it.
Philip had come out from camp on a three-hours' leave that afternoon, and would have to report again at half-past seven.An Echo Of Antietam
But can any audience understand that difference of years in seeing a three-hours' play?Kenelm Chillingly, Complete