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From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Monk n.
 1. A man who retires from the ordinary temporal concerns of the world, and devotes himself to religion; one of a religious community of men inhabiting a monastery, and bound by vows to a life of chastity, obedience, and poverty. “A monk out of his cloister.”
    Monks in some respects agree with regulars, as in the substantial vows of religion; but in other respects monks and regulars differ; for that regulars, vows excepted, are not tied up to so strict a rule of life as monks are.   --Ayliffe.
 2. Print. A blotch or spot of ink on a printed page, caused by the ink not being properly distributed. It is distinguished from a friar, or white spot caused by a deficiency of ink.
 3. A piece of tinder made of agaric, used in firing the powder hose or train of a mine.
 4. Zool. (a) A South American monkey (Pithecia monachus); also applied to other species, as Cebus xanthocephalus. (b) The European bullfinch.
 Monk bat Zool., a South American and West Indian bat (Molossus nasutus); -- so called because the males live in communities by themselves.
 Monk birdZool., the friar bird.
 Monk seal Zool., a species of seal (Monachus albiventer) inhabiting the Black Sea, the Mediterranean Sea, and the adjacent parts of the Atlantic.
 Monk's rhubarb Bot., a kind of dock; -- also called patience (Rumex Patientia).
 

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Pa·rel·la Pa·relle n.  Bot. (a) A name for two kinds of dock (Rumex Patientia and Rumex Hydrolapathum). (b) A kind of lichen (Lecanora parella) once used in dyeing and in the preparation of litmus.
 

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Pa·tience n.
 1. The state or quality of being patient; the power of suffering with fortitude; uncomplaining endurance of evils or wrongs, as toil, pain, poverty, insult, oppression, calamity, etc.
    Strengthened with all might, . . . unto all patience and long-suffering.   --Col. i. 11.
    I must have patience to endure the load.   --Shak.
 Who hath learned lowliness
 From his Lord's cradle, patience from his cross.   --Keble.
 2. The act or power of calmly or contentedly waiting for something due or hoped for; forbearance.
    Have patience with me, and I will pay thee all.   --Matt. xviii. 29.
 3. Constancy in labor or application; perseverance.
    He learned with patience, and with meekness taught.   --Harte.
 4. Sufferance; permission. [Obs.]
    They stay upon your patience.   --Shak.
 5. Bot. A kind of dock (Rumex Patientia), less common in America than in Europe; monk's rhubarb.
 6. Card Playing Solitaire.
 Syn: -- Patience, Resignation.
 Usage: Patience implies the quietness or self-possession of one's own spirit under sufferings, provocations, etc.; resignation implies submission to the will of another. The Stoic may have patience; the Christian should have both patience and resignation.