little office

(sometimes initial capital letters) Roman Catholic Church. an office similar to but shorter than the divine office, in honor of a saint, a mystery, or, especially, the Virgin Mary.

1870–75 Unabridged
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little office
RC Church a series of psalms and prayers similar to the divine office but shorter

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Example sentences
There was a large clock in a little office in the furnace.
In the warm little office the air became suddenly heavy and the strength went
  out of her body.
And the old superintendent stood up there on the dock and he had a little
In fact, they made it into a little office or something of that nature.
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