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Three Hours

noun Roman Catholic Church.
  1. a religious observance practiced between noon and three o'clock on the afternoon of Good Friday.
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Historical Examples of three hours

  • I took it up at the beginning of a three-hours' railway journey.

    The Martin Luther King, Jr. Day, 1995, Memorial Issue


  • At length after a three-hours' struggle the convent and other defences were captured.

  • 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

    Edward Bellamy

  • But can any audience understand that difference of years in seeing a three-hours' play?

    Kenelm Chillingly, Complete

    Edward Bulwer-Lytton