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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun A book containing religious prayers.
  • noun The Book of Common Prayer.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun A book of forms for public or private devotion, consisting chiefly or solely of forms for prayers. See Book of Common Prayer, under prayer.
  • noun Nautical, a small stone used in scrubbing the deck and other woodwork of a vessel: so called from its shape and size. Compare holystone.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun A book containing religious prayers
  • noun The Book of Common Prayer
  • noun nautical A small holystone

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • noun a book containing prayers
  • noun a book containing prayers

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