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  • n. Alternative spelling of chapter house.


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  • It is somewhat reminiscent of a chapter-house, baptistery, or even some monastic kitchens, though at a greatly inflated scale.

    Two Unfortunate and Unnecessary Cathedral Extensions in Australia

  • He emerged from the chapter-house feeling renewed, and it came at first as no more than a mild surprise when Brother Edmund came seeking him before Compline, looking almost episcopal as he brandished in one hand what at first sight might have been a crozier, but when lowered to the ground reached no higher than his armpit, and was manifestly a crutch.

    A Caregiver's Homage To The Very Old

  • In the chapter-house of Saint Mary's Priory, after solemn Mass, the sovereignty and nobility of England met in full session.

    A River So Long

  • So marked a tendency to mass as for battle boded no good, however freely friends might come together across the divide once out of the chapter-house.

    A River So Long

  • De Soulis halted to favour them both with a courtly reverence, and withdrew at leisure towards the chapter-house.

    A River So Long

  • Now she had recalled the approaching hour and the exigence of her service, and turned to depart, to attend her mistress again to the door of the chapter-house.

    A River So Long

  • When Cadfael manoeuvred his way as close as he could to the doorway of the chapter-house, it seemed that Bishop de Clinton had ceded the presidium on this occasion to the Bishop of Winchester, perhaps hopeful that so powerful a prelate would exert more influence upon obdurate minds, by virtue of his royal blood, and his prestige as recently filling the office of papal legate to the realm of England.

    A River So Long

  • Bishop Henry was just rising to call the assembly to order, when hasty footsteps and a brusque but civil demand for passage started the crowding watchers apart, and let through into the centre of the chapter-house a tall newcomer, still cloaked and booted for riding.

    A River So Long

  • Cadfael went to supper in the refectory, and then to Collations in the chapter-house, which he often missed if he had vulnerable preparations brewing in his workshop.

    A Caregiver's Homage To The Very Old

  • “Mademoiselle Evangelista, as the daughter of a merchant, will certainly not open the doors of the chapter-house of Cologne to him!”

    A Marriage Contract


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