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 Almond Tree.Alms. 
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E. Cobham Brewer 1810–1897. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898.
 
Almonry.
 
The place where the almoner resides, or where alms are distributed. An almoner is a person whose duty it is to distribute alms, which, in ancient times, consisted of one-tenth of the entire income of a monastery. (See AMBRY.)   1
 


 Almond Tree.Alms. 

 
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