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holy water sprinkler

noun
1.
morning star (def 2).
Also, holy water sprinkle.
Origin
1840-1850
1840-50

morning star

noun
1.
a bright planet, especially Venus, seen in the east immediately before sunrise.
2.
Also called holy water sprinkler, holy water sprinkle. a medieval shafted weapon having a head in the form of a spiked ball.
Origin
1525-35
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British Dictionary definitions for holy water sprinkle

morning star

noun
1.
a planet, usually Venus, seen just before sunrise during the time that the planet is west of the sun Also called daystar Compare evening star
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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holy water sprinkle in the Bible

a name figuratively given to Christ (Rev. 22:16; comp. 2 Pet. 1:19). When Christ promises that he will give the "morning star" to his faithful ones, he "promises that he will give to them himself, that he will give to them himself, that he will impart to them his own glory and a share in his own royal dominion; for the star is evermore the symbol of royalty (Matt. 2:2), being therefore linked with the sceptre (Num. 24:17). All the glory of the world shall end in being the glory of the Church." Trench's Comm.

Easton's 1897 Bible Dictionary
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