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Paternoster

paternoster

1. The Lord's prayer, so called from the first two words of the latin version.

2. A beadlike ornament in moldings.

3. A line with a row of hooks and beadshaped sinkers. Paternoster pump, Paternoster wheel, a chain pump; a noria. Paternoster while, the space of time required for repeating a paternoster.

Origin: L, Our Father.


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