from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. The Eucharist.
- transitive v. To administer the Eucharist to.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. the Eucharist
- v. To administer the Eucharist to.
- v. To prepare for a journey.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. The eucharist.
- transitive v. To administer the eucharist to.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The eucharist; the sacrament.
- n. The act of taking or receiving the sacrament.
- To administer the eucharist to.
- Hence To prepare for a journey.
The word "housel" for the sacrament of the Lord's Supper has gone out of use, though most of us are familiar with the line
Begone from the housel stand not at the court-yard gate, annoying my masters! otherwise shalt thou die, for thou art a Hellene born. and with them have we no dealings.
For they shrive them and housel them evermore once or twice in the week.
And there be many of them that housel them every day; and so do we not on this half, albeit that Saint Paul commandeth it, saying, OMNIBUS
And in a ladychapel another taking housel all to his own cheek.
Lewis was staring towards the housel Jessica opened the french window and ran up to him, hugging him with a love that made Lacey's eyes sting with tears.
"Kelolo will not live in this house any morel He will live in that housel" And she indicated one of the compound quarters about twenty feet removed from his previous residence.
"Acoluthus he is called, who bears the candle or taper in God's ministries when the Gospel is read, or when the housel is hallowed at the altar: not to dispel, as it were, the dim darkness, but, with that light, to announce bliss, in honour of Christ who is our light."
"My dear Everard," she whispered, "Henry is in the housel Besides"Yes, I suppose you must be Everard.
Low-latched in leaf-light housel his too huge godhead.