autem

autem bawler

obsolete A member of clergy, such as a priest, preacher, or parson. "Autem" is an obsolete slang word for church, so an "autem bawler" is one who shouts loudly from the church. That old autem bawler goes on and on about hellfire and damnation, but he's more crooked and corrupt than anyone I know.
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autem cackler

obsolete One who dissents from the teachings of any given denomination of the (Christian) church. "Autem" is an obsolete slang word for church, and the obsolete meaning of "cackle" is to reveal secrets. The church is strong, but those autem cacklers have dissuaded many from the congregation.
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autem cackletub

obsolete Any general meeting place of dissenters of a given denomination of the (Christian) church; a conventicle. "Autem" is an obsolete slang word for church, and "cackletub" (a slang term for the pulpit of a church) here refers to a gather place of those who spill secrets ("cackle"). I entered into the autem cackletub with trepidation, for who knows what sort one may find in a place of unruly dissent.
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autem dipper

obsolete One belonging to the Anabaptist faith, in which believers are baptized after infancy. "Autem" is an obsolete slang word for church, so an "autem dipper" is one whose faith is based on baptism (that is, a "dip" in water). As one has no concept of faith as an infant, the autem dippers believe that baptism should take place when one is old enough to affirm belief in the church.
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autem diver

1. obsolete A thief or pickpocket who steals from people during church services. "Autem" is an obsolete slang word for church, and "diver" in this sense is obsolete slang for a pickpocket. The autem divers move stealthily among the congregation, lifting the purses and coins from those focused on the sermon.
2. obsolete A lay officer of the church in charge of the poor and needy. "Autem" is an obsolete slang word for church, and "diver" in this sense is slang for one who lives in a cellar (i.e., among the poor). The autem diver oversees the distribution of bread to the poorest of the parish.
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autem goggler

obsolete One who plays the role of a religious soothsayer or prophet as part of a con. "Autem" is an obsolete slang word for church; "goggler" may refer to the verb "goggle," meaning to stare with wide-open or bulging eyes, as at some extraordinary spectacle. Don't be swindled by those autem gogglers. Their goods are as useful as naval lint, but they'll cost you a pretty penny.
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autem mort

1. obsolete A woman who is married. "Autem" is an obsolete slang word for church, and "mort" is obsolete slang for a woman or girl. Your courtship is wasted, my friend, for she is an autem mort already.
2. obsolete A beggar woman who carries about several children and affects to have great devotion to the church or religion, generally as a means of arousing sympathetic charity from others. "Autem" is an obsolete slang word for church, and "mort" is obsolete slang for a woman or girl. The autem morts with their wailing children cluster at the steps of the church for alms.
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autem prickear

obsolete One who dissents from the teachings of any given denomination of the (Christian) church. "Autem" is an obsolete slang word for church, and "prick-eared" was a slang term often applied to puritans, who dissented from the Church of England. AI'd rather those autem prickears go and form their own church instead of trying to change our own.
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"Because," replied the doctor, "our master Hippocrates, the polestar and beacon of medicine, says in one of his aphorisms omnis saturatio mala, perdicis autem pessima, which means 'all repletion is bad, but that of partridge is the worst of all."
Unt augait accum velenis nit autem B trt endy C desig coc ntract Loe think, liv gug shed hwo hom "Design to me is everything.
8 (Paris: Imprimerie Catholique, 1857) 675, 678: "Plurima autem (alia) praescripta quae ad electas personas pertinent, in sanctis libris scripta sunt: haec quidem presbyteris, alia vero episcopis, alia diaconis, alia autem viduis." English translation in Ante-Nicene Fathers, Vol.
De illo enim quod est, hoc quod ipse est; ab illo autem quae facta sunt, non sunt quod ipse.
Abradata autem absente et apud Bactrianos legatum agente Araspae Maedo servanda tradita est, qui apud Cyrum affirmavit nondum esse ortam aut omnino inventam tota Asia pulchriorem.
3: "Est autem sensus quaedam potentia passiva, quae nata est immutari ab exteriori sensibili."
In hac ergo terra regnum bonorum non tam illis praestatur, quam rebus humanis: malorum vero regnum magis regnantibus nocet, qui suos animos vastant scelerum majore licentia; his autem, qui eis serviendo subduntur, non nocet nisi iniquitas propria.
[8] Si quis autem attemptare presumpserir, indignaionem omnipotentis dei et beatorum Petri et Pauli Apostolorum eius se nouerit incursurum.
1, co.: <<Intellectus autem humanus medio modo se habet: non enim est actus alicuius organi, sed tamen est quaedam virtus animae, quae est forma corporis, ut ex supra dictis patet.