Part of speech: noun

R. C. Ch. The book containing the service for the mass.

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Usage examples "missal":

  1. But first I want to tell you that you'll find the missal to the right of you as you get up, and I have put in a stick so you'll know where to open it, and there is a glass of water beside the book. - "Master Olof A Drama in Five Acts", August Strindberg.
  2. The red house, with its overhanging canopy of elm, stood out like an old missal picture done on a gold ground. - "Betty's Bright Idea; Deacon Pitkin's Farm; and The First Christmas of New England", Harriet Beecher Stowe.
  3. It was to the ear what an old, illuminated missal is to the eye, rich with crimson lake, and gold, and ultramarine. - "The Motor Maid", Alice Muriel Williamson and Charles Norris Williamson.