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from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A society of women of a church whose work it is to provide clothing for the poor: so called in allusion to Dorcas, a disciple at Joppa who was “full of good works and almsdeeds which she did” (Acts ix. 36), including the making of “coats and garments” (ix. 39).


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