chancel-screen love

Definitions

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. The screen or railing separating the chancel from the body of the church. It is often richly carved and adorned.

Etymologies

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Examples

  • There is a good tower-arch, a five-shafted font, and excellent wagon-shaped roofs; chancel-screen and reredos are modern.

    The Cornwall Coast

  • He's inside, dancing with delight in front of your chancel-screen -- or, rather, the remains of it.

    The White Wolf and Other Fireside Tales

  • The chancel-screen is of uncommon character, the base being richly decorated with linen panelling, while above rises an arcade in which Gothic form mingles freely with the grotesqueness of the

    Vanishing England

  • The roof is groined, and the chancel-screen, pulpit, walls of the chancel, and the reredos are all stonework, with niches fitted with stone figures.

    Mayfair, Belgravia, and Bayswater The Fascination of London

  • There are several stained-glass windows and a handsome wrought-iron chancel-screen.

    Hammersmith, Fulham and Putney The Fascination of London

  • Hôtel Dieu; the sister who conducts us round this part of the building raises a curtain, softly stretched across the chancel-screen, and shews us twenty or thirty of them at prayers.

    Normandy Picturesque

  • "He had read some ultra-book or other," said Sheffield; "or had seen some beautiful nun sculptured on a chancel-screen, and was carried away by romance -- as others have been and are."

    Loss and Gain The Story of a Convert

  • The massive oak door has some curious iron fittings, and the interior of the church itself displays such treasures as a magnificent early Tudor roof and an elegant fifteenth-century chancel-screen, on the latter of which some remains of ancient painting exist. [

    Vanishing England

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