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Rosary

The Holy Rosary (; Latin: rosarium, in the sense of "crown of roses" or "garland of roses"), also known as the Dominican Rosary, or simply the Rosary, refers to a set of prayers used in the Catholic Church and to the string of knots or beads used to count the component prayers. When referring to the prayer, the word is usually capitalized ("the Rosary", as is customary for other names of prayers, such as "the Lord's Prayer", and "the Hail Mary"); when referring to the beads, it is written with a lower-case initial letter ("a rosary bead").
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Paternoster

Often Paternoster The Lord's Prayer.
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Rosary

A form of devotion to the Virgin Mary, chiefly consisting of three sets of five decades each of the Hail Mary, each decade preceded by the Lord's Prayer and ending with a doxology.
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Paternoster

One of the large beads on a rosary on which the Lord's Prayer is said.
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Rosary

One of these sets of decades.
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Paternoster

A sequence of words spoken as a prayer or a magic formula.
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Rosary

A string of beads of 5 or 15 decades on which these prayers are counted.
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Paternoster

A weighted fishing line having several jointed attachments for hooks connected by beadlike swivels.
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Rosary

Similar beads used by other religious groups.
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Paternoster

An elevator constructed of a series of doorless compartments hung on chains that move slowly and continuously, allowing passengers to step on and off at will.
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Rosary

Prayer beads, a string of beads used to keep track of repetitions in prayer, particularly in the Roman Catholic Marian prayer "Hail Mary" (Ave Maria)
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Paternoster

(Christianity) The Lord's Prayer, especially in a Roman Catholic context.
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Rosary

A Roman Catholic devotion involving the repetition of a series of Marian prayers, usually 5, 15, or 20 decades of "Hail Marys", each decade beginning with "Our Father" and ending with "Glory Be to the Father", but sometimes including other Roman Catholic, Anglican, or Lutheran prayers.
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Paternoster

A slow, continuously moving lift or elevator consisting of a loop of open-fronted cabins running the height of a building.
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Rosary

(by extension) A series or collection of thoughts, literary pieces, etc. intended for similar contemplation.
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Paternoster

(architecture) A bead-like ornament in mouldings.
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Rosary

A 13th-century coin minted in Europe as a counterfeit debased form of the sterling silver penny of Edward I, at first accepted as a halfpenny and then outlawed.
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Paternoster

(fishing) A tackle rig with a heavy sinker at the end of the line, and one or more hooks on traces at right angles spaced above the sinker.
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Rosary

A rose garden.
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Paternoster

A string of beads used in counting prayers that are said; a rosary.
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Rosary

A bed of roses, or place where roses grow.
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Paternoster

Every eleventh bead in a rosary, at which, while counting the beads, the Lord's Prayer is to be repeated.
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Rosary

A series of prayers (see Note below) arranged to be recited in order, on beads; also, a string of beads by which the prayers are counted.
His idolized book, and the whole rosary of his prayers.
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Paternoster

A medieval artisan who crafted rosary beads or prayer nuts.
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Rosary

A chapelet; a garland; a series or collection, as of beautiful thoughts or of literary selections.
Every day propound to yourself a rosary or chaplet of good works to present to God at night.
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Paternoster

(archaic) A patent medicine, so named because salesmen would pray the Lord's Prayer over it before selling it.
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Rosary

A coin bearing the figure of a rose, fraudulently circulated in Ireland in the 13th century for a penny.
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Paternoster

To try to catch (fish, etc.) with a paternoster rig.
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Rosary

Beads used in counting prayers (especially Catholic rosary)
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Paternoster

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

A beadlike ornament in moldings.
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Paternoster

A line with a row of hooks and bead-shaped sinkers.
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Paternoster

An elevator of an inclined endless traveling chain or belt bearing buckets or shelves which ascend on one side loaded, and empty themselves at the top.
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Paternoster

(Roman Catholic Church) the Lord's Prayer in Latin; translates as `our father'
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Paternoster

A type of lift having a chain of open compartments that move continually in a loop so that (agile) passengers can step on or off at each floor
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