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- n. A sacristy.
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- n. See sacristy.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A sacristy; vestry.
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From thenceforth it was ordained that the poor fathers should never disrobe themselves any more before the world, but in their vestry-room, or sextry, as they call it; especially in the presence of women, lest it should tempt them to the sin of longing and disordinate desire.
The eastern portion occupies the site of the sextry.
Most likely it was the prospect of having to spend large sums upon the cathedral itself that induced the dean and chapter to sanction the demolition of the sextry-barn, "on the ground that the repairs it required were too expensive."