Paternoster

Pa"ter*nos`ter

(?), n. [L., Our Father.] 1. The Lord's prayer, so called from the first two words of the Latin version.
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2. (Arch.) A beadlike ornament in moldings.
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3. (Angling) A line with a row of hooks and bead-shaped sinkers.
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4. (Mining) 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 pump, Paternoster wheel, a chain pump; a noria. -- Paternoster while, the space of time required for repeating a paternoster. Udall.
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Pa*te"si

(?), n. [Assyrian.] (Babylonian Antiq.) A religious as well as a secular designation applied to rulers of some of the city states of ancient Chaldea, as Lagash or Shirpurla, who were conceived to be direct representatives of the tutelary god of the place.
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