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Mass book

missal (def 1).
Origin of Mass book
1150-1200; Middle English Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2016.
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  • To his daughter, Elizabeth Skreene, furniture and a mass-book.

    Shakespeare's Family Mrs. C. C. Stopes
  • Your croziers, your mitres, your mumbled prayers from the mass-book!

    The Knight of the Golden Melice John Turvill Adams
  • She turned D. Joaõ into a padre, the horse into a bell, the saddle into an altar and the musket into a mass-book.

    Tales of Giants from Brazil Elsie Spicer Eells
  • In one hand she carried her mass-book and a rosary wound about her wrist like a bracelet; in the other, a bunch of carnations.

    The Joy of Captain Ribot Armando Palacio Valds
  • He had never seen a story-book in his life; his primer and his mass-book were all the volumes he had.

    The Nrnberg Stove Louisa de la Ram (AKA Ouida)
  • They laid bare the man as the print of a mass-book, and found him profitable reading.

    The Missourian Eugene P. (Eugene Percy) Lyle
  • Ascending the altar, the priest passed at once to the right hand side where lay the mass-book, from which he read the Introit.

    The Loyalist James Francis Barrett
  • Some of the pictures introduced by him were also found, upon inquiry, to be the very same that might be met with in the mass-book.

  • It dates from the seventh century, and is no doubt the identical Missal or mass-book used by the saint.

  • The hermit lit candles, opened the mass-book, and the ceremony began.

    Tales of the Wonder Club M. Y. Halidom (pseud. Dryasdust)

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