Definitions

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A small detached chapel or place of worship.

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Examples

  • I have said, it is most probable that where Haworth Church now stands, there was once an ancient “field-kirk,” or oratory.

    The Life of Charlotte Bronte

  • I have said, it is most probable that where Haworth Church now stands, there was once an ancient "field-kirk," or oratory.

    Life of Charlotte Brontë — Volume 1

  • It is probable that there existed on this ground, a "field-kirk," or oratory, in the earliest times; and, from the Archbishop's registry at York, it is ascertained that there was a chapel at Haworth in 1317.

    Life of Charlotte Brontë — Volume 1

  • It is probable that there existed on this ground, a “field-kirk,” or oratory, in the earliest times; and, from the Archbishop’s registry at York, it is ascertained that there was a chapel at Haworth in 1317.

    The Life of Charlotte Bronte

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