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Paternoster Row (London)

was so named from the rosary or paternoster makers. We read of “one Robert Nikke, a paternoster maker and citizen, in the reign of Henry IV.” Some say it was so called because funeral processions on their way to St. Paul’s began their pater noster at the beginning of the Row, and went on repeating it till they reached the church-gate.

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Entry taken from Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, edited by the Rev. E. Cobham Brewer, LL.D. and revised in 1895.

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Paston Letters
Pastorale of Pope Gregory
Patavinity
Patch
Patch (To)
Patelin
Patelinage
Patent Rolls
Pater Noster
Pater Patrum
Paternoster Row (London)
Pathfinder
Patience cry the Lepers
Patient (The)
Patient Grisel
Patin
Patina
Patmos (My)
Patois
Patri-Passians
Patrician