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From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Lec·tion·a·ry n.; pl. -ries   Eccl. A book, or a list, of lections, for reading in divine service.
 

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Man·u·fac·to·ry n.; pl. -ries
 1. Manufacture. [Obs.]
 2. A building or place where anything is manufactured; a factory.

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Mas·ti·ca·to·ry, n.; pl. -ries  Med. A substance to be chewed to increase the saliva.
 

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Os·su·a·ry n.; pl. -ries   A place where the bones of the dead are deposited; a charnel house. [Obs.]
 

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Os·ti·a·ry n.; pl. -ries
 1. The mouth of a river; an estuary. [R.]
 2. One who keeps the door, especially the door of a church; a porter.
 

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Pro·thon·o·ta·ry or Pro·ton·o·ta·ry, n.; pl. -ries
 1. A chief notary or clerk. My private prothonotary.”
 2. Formerly, a chief clerk in the Court of King's Bench and in the Court of Common Pleas, now superseded by the master. [Eng.]
 3. A register or chief clerk of a court in certain States of the United States.
 4. R. C. Ch. Formerly, one who had the charge of writing the acts of the martyrs, and the circumstances of their death; now, one of twelve persons, constituting a college in the Roman Curia, whose office is to register pontifical acts and to make and preserve the official record of beatifications.
 5. Gr. Ch. The chief secretary of the patriarch of Constantinople.
 Prothonotary warbler Zool., a small American warbler (Protonotaria citrea). The general color is golden yellow, the back is olivaceous, the rump and tail are ash-color, several outer tail feathers are partly white.
 

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Re·frig·er·a·to·ry, n.; pl. -ries   That which refrigerates or cools. Specifically: (a) In distillation, a vessel filled with cold water, surrounding the worm, the vapor in which is thereby condensed. (b) The chamber, or tank, in which ice is formed, in an ice machine.
 

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Re·form·a·to·ry, n.; pl. -ries  An institution for promoting the reformation of offenders.
    Magistrates may send juvenile offenders to reformatories instead of to prisons.   --Eng. Cyc.
 

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Rel·i·qua·ry n.; pl. -ries   A depositary, often a small box or casket, in which relics are kept.
 

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Re·spon·so·ry, n.; pl. -ries
 1. Eccl. (a) The answer of the people to the priest in alternate speaking, in church service. (b) A versicle sung in answer to the priest, or as a refrain.
    Which, if should repeat again, would turn my answers into responsories, and beget another liturgy.   --Milton.
 2. Eccl. An antiphonary; a response book.
 

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Sac·ra·men·ta·ry, n.; pl. -ries
 1. An ancient book of the Roman Catholic Church, written by Pope Gelasius, and revised, corrected, and abridged by St. Gregory, in which were contained the rites for Mass, the sacraments, the dedication of churches, and other ceremonies. There are several ancient books of the same kind in France and Germany.
 2. Same as Sacramentarian, n., 1.
    Papists, Anabaptists, and Sacramentaries.   --Jer. Taylor.
 

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Sig·na·to·ry, n.; pl. -ries  A signer; one who signs or subscribes; as, a conference of signatories.
 

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Sta·tion·a·ry, n.; pl. -ries  One who, or that which, is stationary, as a planet when apparently it has neither progressive nor retrograde motion.
 

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Stil·la·to·ry n.; pl. -ries
 1. An alembic; a vessel for distillation. [R.]
 2. A laboratory; a place or room in which distillation is performed. [R.]
 

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Bur·sa·ry n.; pl. -ries
 1. The treasury of a college or monastery.
 2. A scholarship or charitable foundation in a university, as in Scotland; a sum given to enable a student to pursue his studies. “No woman of rank or fortune but would have a bursary in her gift.”
 

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Con·ces·sion·a·ry a. Of or pertaining to a concession. -- n.; pl. -ries . A concessionaire.
 

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Fu·ma·to·ry a.  Pert. to, or concerned with, smoking. -- n.; pl. -ries . A place for subjecting things to smoke or vapor.