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see solitairesolitaire
or patience,
any card game that can be played by one person. Solitaire is the American name; in England it is known as patience. There are probably more kinds of solitaire than all other card games together.
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see Pearl, ThePearl, The,
one of four Middle English alliterative poems, all contained in a manuscript of c.1400, composed in the West Midland dialect, almost certainly by the same anonymous author, who flourished c.1370–1390.
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miserere, subsellium

A ledge on the bottom of a hinged seat in a church; when the seat is raised, the ledge provides some support for a worshiper or choir singer who, in standing, leans against it.


See also Longsuffering.
idealized personification of patience and perseverance. [Br. Lit.: Amelia]
dock bloom
symbolizes patience. [Flower Symbolism: Jobes, 454]
constant and patient wife of Sir Geraint. [Welsh Lit.: Mabinogion; Br. Lit.: “Idylls of the King”]
lady immortalized for patience and wifely obedience. [Br. Lit.: Canterbury Tales, “Clerk of Oxenford’s Tale”]
bore Leontes’ unfounded jealousy, thus gaining his love. [Br. Lit.: The Winter’s Tale]
serves Laban for fourteen years before receiving permission to marry Rachel. [O.T.: Gen. 24:34]
underwent trial by God at Satan’s suggestion. [O.T.: Job]
Penelope Odysseus’
wife; model of feminine virtue, waits twenty years for husband’s return. [Gk. Lit.: Odyssey]


Chiefly Brit any of various card games for one player only, in which the cards may be laid out in various combinations as the player tries to use up the whole pack
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