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  • noun Plural form of ambry.

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Examples

  • A tomb recess is in the south transept wall, and in the recess beneath are two ambries or lockers and a piscina, the only one remaining in the building.

    Scottish Cathedrals and Abbeys

  • There have been side chapels in the nave, apparently divided by walls, some portions of which remain, with ambries in the chapels.

    Scottish Cathedrals and Abbeys

  • There are ambries in the walls and an eastern altar with a piscina.

    Scottish Cathedrals and Abbeys

  • Della Robbia or Mino of Fiesole, the superb ambries and drawers and presses of old oak or cedar, the still untouched morsel of fresco -- like sacred priestly thoughts visibly lingering there in the half - light.

    Miscellaneous Studies; a series of essays

  • Salisbury Cathedral are two large triangular-headed lockers or ambries, each which [TN-6] contains two shelves.

    The Principles of Gothic Ecclesiastical Architecture, Elucidated by Question and Answer, 4th ed.

  • The wooden doors formerly affixed to these ambries have for the most part either fallen into decay or been removed, but traces of the hinges may be frequently perceived; and a locker in the north wall of the chancel of Aston Church, Northamptonshire, still retains the two-leaved wooden door.

    The Principles of Gothic Ecclesiastical Architecture, Elucidated by Question and Answer, 4th ed.

  • There were three ideal forms, as we saw, gradually shaping themselves in the development of the story of Demeter, waiting only for complete realisation at the hands of the sculptor; and now, with these forms in our minds, let us place ourselves in thought before the three images which once probably occupied the three niches or ambries in the face of that singular cliff at Cnidus, one of them being then wrought on a larger scale.

    Greek Studies: a Series of Essays

  • Morgen’s and a hatache all the afternunch; plays gehamerat when he’s ernst but misses mausey when he’s lustyg; walked as far as the Head where he sat in state as the Rump; shows Early Eng-lish tracemarks and a marigold window with manigilt lights, a myrioscope, two remarkable piscines and three wellworthseeing ambries; arches all portcullised and his nave dates from dots; is

    Finnegans Wake

  • -- P.] [Footnote 48: Square recesses or ambries of this kind are common in the most ancient Irish oratories.

    Archaeological Essays, Vol. 1

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