porteous

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From Anglo-Norman porteose, portehos, Old French portehors, from porte + hors (outside).

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porteous (plural porteouses)

  1. (historical) A portable breviary.
    • 1590, Edmund Spenser, The Faerie Queene, I.iv:
      And in his hand his Portesse still he bare, / That much was worne, but therein little red, / For of deuotion he had little care [...].

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