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  • n. Plural form of scriptorium.

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Examples

  • They were most often produced by anonymous scribes and artists in medieval monasteries, although secular, commercial scriptoriums eventually opened for what was essentially a luxury business—illuminated manuscripts were rare, expensive and took years to complete.

    Past the Crowds, the Louvre's Little Gem of a Show

  • Others were his personal acquisitions, imported at great expense from Calantyr and Mirhain and, in one or two prized instances, the scriptoriums of the Ardasi Empire.

    THE RIVER KINGS’ ROAD

  • Without Wynn's consent, they begin sending the texts out to scriptoriums for copying.

    Archive 2008-12-01

  • The work done in the scriptoriums of the monasteries, we know, was sent away as presents, or in exchange for other volumes.

    Little Journeys to the Homes of Eminent Painters

  • In the Irish scriptoriums (rooms or cells for writing) of the Benedictine monasteries where they were prepared, so particular were the monks that the scribes were forbidden to use artificial light for fear of injuring the manuscripts.

    Forty Centuries of Ink

  • It is distilled from curious old duodecimos packed on high shelves out of sight, and blows over folios, with large clasps, that once stood in monastery libraries, and gathers a subtle sweetness from parchments that were illuminated in ancient scriptoriums, that are now grass grown, and is fortified with good old musty calf.

    Kate Carnegie and Those Ministers

  • It is distilled from curious old duodecimos packed on high shelves out of sight, and blows over folios, with large clasps, that once stood in monastery libraries, and gathers a subtle sweetness from parchments that were illuminated in ancient scriptoriums that are now grass-grown, and it is fortified with good old musty calf.

    Rabbi Saunderson

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