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Monsignor Clute believes the a future visiting pope and President of the United States Lyndon Johnson should each prostrate them self in front of a wax statue of the other, according to the notes found in the desk of a New York advertising executive (Saint Fidgeta and Other Parodies; 29).

Influence

Besides being the surname of a few prominent people and the name of communities in Texas and Canada, we assume Bellairs is just having fun with strange words here[1].

Prostration is the placement of the body in a reverentially or submissively prone position as a gesture. Typically prostration is distinguished from the lesser acts of bowing or kneeling by involving a part of the body above the knee touching the ground, especially the hands. Major world religions employ prostration as an act of submissiveness or worship to a supreme being or other worshiped entities[2].

Reference

  1. Wikipedia: Clute
  2. Wikipedia: Prostration

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