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  • n. Plural form of chancel.


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  • Then would I salute the strangers courteously, and expatiate to their astonished minds upon crypts and chancels, and naves, arches, Gothic and Saxon architraves, mullions and flying buttresses.

    The Monastery

  • The chancellor of this university, for instance, has explicitly declared that he plans to visit this city you know, the city where the university that he chancels is actually located as little as possible during his term in charge, because his role is purely ceremonial.

    Oh crap.

  • It consisted of two six-bayed aisles, each with a chancel, but without a nave; there remain the lofty pointed arches dividing the two aisles, the wall of the S. one, and a fragment of the chancels.

    Scottish Cathedrals and Abbeys

  • A secluded corner in the garden, the shade of some stately tree on the lawn, or the flowery seclusion of some orchard tree make attractive chancels for the ceremony.

    The Etiquette of To-day

  • The chancel belonged, as most chancels do, to the lay rector, and the lay rector was Sir John

    Vera Nevill Or, Poor Wisdom's Chance

  • Oh, sublime faith of our fathers, where utter self-sacrifice alone was true love, the fragrance of whose unrequired subjection was pleasant as that of golden censers swung in purple-vapored chancels!

    The Atlantic Monthly, Volume 05, No. 31, May, 1860

  • But the Moravians know nothing of chancels, tapers, cowled heads, censers, altars or nuns.

    Lippincott's Magazine of Popular Literature and Science, Vol. XVI., December, 1880.

  • He was Rector and Confessor of that House, and was buried in the church there, outside the choir and between the two chancels, the Prior of

    The Chronicle of the Canons Regular of Mount St. Agnes

  • Some of those in the south seem to have opened into chancels or recesses, and some probably were mere cupboards: but in the north wall of the opposite transept are two arches communicating with the _sick chambers_ of the Hospital, by opening which "the patients, as they lay in their beds, might attend to the divine services going forward."

    The Mirror of Literature, Amusement, and Instruction Volume 20, No. 570, October 13, 1832

  • Very few chancels, however, of the early period have been preserved in place.

    The Catholic Encyclopedia, Volume 3: Brownson-Clairvaux


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