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from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. A wooden rattle sometimes used as a substitute for a bell in the Roman Catholic church.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. A wooden rattle sometimes used as a substitute for a bell, in the Roman Catholic church, during the latter part of Holy Week, or the last week of Lent.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A wooden rattle once used in the Roman Catholic Church during Passion week instead of a bell.

Etymologies

French crécelle rattle. (Wiktionary)

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