a piece of furniture for kneeling on during prayer, having a rest above, as for a book.
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How to use prie-dieu in a sentence
For she knew that when a Countess of Blanchelande is about to die she always finds a white rose on her prie-dieu.Honey-Bee | Anatole France
It is there called a "prie-dieu," and is said to have belonged to the Dukes of Savoy, but the size is very unusual for such a use.
The young men went out, and the king, left alone, kneeled down on his prie-dieu.Chicot the Jester | Alexandre Dumas, Pere
Know then that I have found a white rose on the cushion of my prie-dieu.Honey-Bee | Anatole France
A table with a little prie-dieu stood in the corner, screened by a curtain which ran on a brazen rod.Joan of the Sword Hand | S(amuel) R(utherford) Crockett
British Dictionary definitions for prie-dieu
a piece of furniture consisting of a low surface for kneeling upon and a narrow front surmounted by a rest for the elbows or for books, for use when praying
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