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  • noun Plural form of refectory.

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Examples

  • In the case of Florence, we discover the 'Last Supper' no less than fifteen times in the refectories of various religious houses (sometimes in a wider iconographic context), from the earliest representation of about 1340 in Santa Croce, up to the middle of the sixteenth century ...

    Sensual Encounters: Monastic Women and Spirituality in Medieval Germany

  • Note 61: The Last Supper can be found in many iconographic programs of refectories, especially among later medieval mendicants.

    Sensual Encounters: Monastic Women and Spirituality in Medieval Germany

  • For the decoration of the chapels where they prayed, and for the comfort of the refectories where they ate and drank, it was necessary that there should be good carpenters, good smiths, good painters, among them.

    A Child's History of England

  • The nooks of ruin where the old monks had once had their refectories and gardens, and where the strong walls were now pressed into the service of humble sheds and stables, were almost as silent as the old monks in their graves.

    Great Expectations

  • So to the old palace Inns and old monastery Inns, in towns and cities of the same bright country; with their massive quadrangular staircases, whence you may look from among clustering pillars high into the blue vault of heaven; with their stately banqueting-rooms, and vast refectories; with their labyrinths of ghostly bedchambers, and their glimpses into gorgeous streets that have no appearance of reality or possibility.

    The Holly-Tree

  • So to the old palace Inns and old monastery Inns, in towns and cities of the same bright country; with their massive quadrangular staircases, whence you may look from among clustering pillars high into the blue vault of heaven; with their stately banqueting-rooms, and vast refectories; with their labyrinths of ghostly bedchambers, and their glimpses into gorgeous streets that have no appearance of reality or possibility.

    The Holly-Tree

  • Now fancy the earth planted with fifties and hundreds of these phalanxes side by side, — what tillage, what architecture, what refectories, what dormitories, what reading rooms, what concerts, what lectures, what gardens, what baths!

    Uncollected Prose

  • So find me and follow me through corridors, refectories and files

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  • So find me and follow me through corridors, refectories and files

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  • So find me and follow me through corridors, refectories and files

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