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Begging bowl

a bowl carried by a beggar, esp a Franciscan or other friar or a Buddhist monk, to receive food or alms
Contemporary Examples

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Historical Examples

Autobiography of a YOGI Paramhansa Yogananda
Travels in the Far East Ellen Mary Hayes Peck
Japanese Fairy Tales Grace James
Japanese Fairy Tales Grace James
Autobiography of a YOGI Paramhansa Yogananda
Avatras Annie Besant


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