Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A service-book; a book containing religious offices or services.
“I found that the old French office-book had been completely banished from the French churches by the Jesuit and Ultramontane party, and the”
“The Menaia usually in twelve volumes, one to each month, but sometimes bound in three, form an office-book, which in the Greek Church, corresponds, though very roughly, to the Proprium Sanctorum of the Breviary.”
“So he beat himself on the breast once more, and took up his office-book.”
“She seemed to come with a serious countenance, and pointed to the Office for the Dead in an office-book, which she appeared to hold in her hand.”
“It was furnished poorly with a narrow cot bed, a wooden stool, and a small stand, upon which lay the office-book of the abbess, and above which hung the crucifix.”
“There all their engagements were written down in the office-book, and the Consul was our judge.”
“It was of an unusual character, and, taken together with the small office-book he held in his hand, plainly showed Charles that he was opposite a Roman ecclesiastic.”
“Your handwriting is a very bad one, and would make a scurvy figure in an office-book of letters, or even in a lady's pocket-book.”
“Your handwriting is a very bad one, and would make a scurvy figure in an office-book of letters, or even in a lady’s pocket-book.”
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