Portass
Portass Por"tass, n. [OF. porte-hors a kind of prayer book, so called from being portable; cf. LL. portiforium.] A breviary; a prayer book. [Written variously {portace}, {portasse}, {portesse}, {portise}, {porthose}, {portos}, {portus}, {portuse}, etc.] [Obs.] --Spenser. Camden. [1913 Webster]

By God and by this porthors I you swear. --Chaucer. [1913 Webster]


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  • portace — Portass Por tass, n. [OF. porte hors a kind of prayer book, so called from being portable; cf. LL. portiforium.] A breviary; a prayer book. [Written variously {portace}, {portasse}, {portesse}, {portise}, {porthose}, {portos}, {portus}, {portuse} …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • portasse — Portass Por tass, n. [OF. porte hors a kind of prayer book, so called from being portable; cf. LL. portiforium.] A breviary; a prayer book. [Written variously {portace}, {portasse}, {portesse}, {portise}, {porthose}, {portos}, {portus}, {portuse} …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • portesse — Portass Por tass, n. [OF. porte hors a kind of prayer book, so called from being portable; cf. LL. portiforium.] A breviary; a prayer book. [Written variously {portace}, {portasse}, {portesse}, {portise}, {porthose}, {portos}, {portus}, {portuse} …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • porthose — Portass Por tass, n. [OF. porte hors a kind of prayer book, so called from being portable; cf. LL. portiforium.] A breviary; a prayer book. [Written variously {portace}, {portasse}, {portesse}, {portise}, {porthose}, {portos}, {portus}, {portuse} …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • portise — Portass Por tass, n. [OF. porte hors a kind of prayer book, so called from being portable; cf. LL. portiforium.] A breviary; a prayer book. [Written variously {portace}, {portasse}, {portesse}, {portise}, {porthose}, {portos}, {portus}, {portuse} …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • portos — Portass Por tass, n. [OF. porte hors a kind of prayer book, so called from being portable; cf. LL. portiforium.] A breviary; a prayer book. [Written variously {portace}, {portasse}, {portesse}, {portise}, {porthose}, {portos}, {portus}, {portuse} …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • portus — Portass Por tass, n. [OF. porte hors a kind of prayer book, so called from being portable; cf. LL. portiforium.] A breviary; a prayer book. [Written variously {portace}, {portasse}, {portesse}, {portise}, {porthose}, {portos}, {portus}, {portuse} …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • portuse — Portass Por tass, n. [OF. porte hors a kind of prayer book, so called from being portable; cf. LL. portiforium.] A breviary; a prayer book. [Written variously {portace}, {portasse}, {portesse}, {portise}, {porthose}, {portos}, {portus}, {portuse} …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Portace — Por tace (?; 48), n. See {Portass}. [Obs.] [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Portal — Por tal, n. [OF. portal, F. portail, LL. portale, fr. L. porta a gate. See {Port} a gate.] 1. A door or gate; hence, a way of entrance or exit, especially one that is grand and imposing. [1913 Webster] Thick with sparkling orient gems The portal… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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