Paternoster while
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. [1913 Webster]

2. (Arch.) A beadlike ornament in moldings. [1913 Webster]

3. (Angling) A line with a row of hooks and bead-shaped sinkers. [1913 Webster]

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. [Webster 1913 Suppl.]

{Paternoster pump}, {Paternoster wheel}, a chain pump; a noria.

{Paternoster while}, the space of time required for repeating a paternoster. --Udall. [1913 Webster]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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