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- n. A wooden rattle sometimes used as a substitute for a bell in the Roman Catholic church.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. A wooden rattle sometimes used as a substitute for a bell, in the Roman Catholic church, during the latter part of Holy Week, or the last week of Lent.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A wooden rattle once used in the Roman Catholic Church during Passion week instead of a bell.
French crécelle rattle. (Wiktionary)