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prie-dieu


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A piece of furniture for use during prayer, consisting of a kneeling surface and a narrow upright front with a rest for the elbows or for books. Recorded from the mid 18th century, the phrase is French and means literally ‘pray God’.

Subjects: Early Modern History (1500 to 1700).


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