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from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. In ch. arch., a stair leading to the top of the rood-screen or choir-screen, that is, to the jube or rood-loft.


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  • A staircase of stone, constructed in the wall near the chancel-arch, led to the rood-loft, and the blocked-up archway of this rood-stair frequently remains.

    English Villages


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