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kneeler

[nee-ler] /ˈni lər/
noun
1.
a person or thing that kneels.
2.
a bench, pad, or the like, to kneel on.
3.
a stone for supporting inclined masonry, as coping stones.
4.
knee (def 8).
Origin of kneeler
1350-1400
1350-1400; Middle English; see kneel, -er1
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  • Minister (aside to assistant): “Mr. kneeler, a little more water, please.”

  • This is the dragon with which the kneeler, Hercules, is fighting, and whose head he presses down with his foot.

    The Astronomy of the Bible E. Walter Maunder
  • The President then proceeds to make all sorts of "magic" passes over the kneeler's face, back, and hands.

    My Book of Indoor Games Clarence Squareman
  • The Crown is arranged between the shoulders of the Warden and the kneeler.

  • The Rector paused vaguely, and Birdwood tried to indicate by kicking himself that he had the kneeler.

    Guy and Pauline Compton Mackenzie
  • At length, a convulsion passed over the frame of the kneeler, and heaving a deep sigh he arose.

    Guy Fawkes William Harrison Ainsworth

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