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Dorcas society

noun
1.
a society of women of a church whose work it is to provide clothing for the poor.
Origin of Dorcas society
1825-1835
1825-35; named after Dorcas
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  • Indeed, you could have identified every member of the Dorcas society that Sunday morning by the freshness of her apparel.

    Homespun Tales Kate Douglas Wiggin
  • One would think you were at a Dorcas society, I said, getting rattled.

    John Brown Captain R. W. Campbell
  • The lady receives at ten a young missionary and three members of the Dorcas society.

  • She steps into it, and gives the word, "Drive to the Dorcas society."

  • Thank you so much for the flannel for the Dorcas society, and also for the gingham.

  • And while Ralph denounced the Dorcas society, the eager, hungry heart of the mother ran, flew toward the little white-headed boy.

    The Hoosier Schoolmaster Edward Eggleston
  • D' you remember how handsome she looked in the tableau, when the fair was held for the Dorcas society?

    A Mortal Antipathy Oliver Wendell Holmes, Sr.
  • The Dorcas society can meet at one side while your little Jack and his friends are playing games at the other.

  • A Dorcas society is kept up by a few ladies; and collections are made annually for foreign missions and other objects.

    The Church Index William Pepperell
  • Here comes a group of little barefoot children to the door of the Dorcas society.

    The Wedding Ring T. De Witt Talmage
British Dictionary definitions for Dorcas society

Dorcas society

noun
1.
a Christian charitable society for women with the aim of providing clothes for the poor
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