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Meaning of BEADROLL

 
Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\Bead"roll`\, n. (R. C. Ch.)
A catalogue of persons, for the rest of whose souls a certain
number of prayers are to be said or counted off on the beads
of a chaplet; hence, a catalogue in general.

      On Fame's eternal beadroll worthy to be field.
                                               --Spenser.

      It is quite startling, on going over the beadroll of
      English worthies, to find how few are directly
      represented in the male line.            --Quart. Rev.

 

 

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