I was reading Prophetic Sisterhood: Liberal Women Ministers of the Frontier, 1880-1930 this evening. I had to stop and laugh after making a slight miscue in my decoding.
These twenty or so Unitarian women, some of whom first met when they were young girls, were held together for half a century by a webring of common ideals and a shared history.
Ok. So it didn't say webring. But thats how I read it.
Alas, back to A. Bronson Alcott's Conversations With Children on the Gospels.