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from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. An evangelist of a minor grade who reads the Bible in the houses of the poor and ignorant, in hospitals, barracks, etc.


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  • Then I went in, and found the wife of the schoolmaster and scripture-reader, a sweet young woman, who, in her husband's absence, had been holding a Bible class.

    Holidays in Eastern France

  • Independent minister, who was formerly a scripture-reader in Ramsgate. "

    The Lifeboat


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