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Mass book

  1. missal(def 1).
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Origin of Mass book

Middle English word dating back to 1150–1200
Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018

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  • To his daughter, Elizabeth Skreene, furniture and a mass-book.

    Shakespeare's Family

    Mrs. C. C. Stopes

  • Your croziers, your mitres, your mumbled prayers from the mass-book!

  • In one hand she carried her mass-book and a rosary wound about her wrist like a bracelet; in the other, a bunch of carnations.

    The Joy of Captain Ribot

    Armando Palacio Valds

  • They laid bare the man as the print of a mass-book, and found him profitable reading.

    The Missourian

    Eugene P. (Eugene Percy) Lyle

  • Ascending the altar, the priest passed at once to the right hand side where lay the Mass-Book, from which he read the Introit.

    The Loyalist

    James Francis Barrett