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Historical Examples

A perfect echo, like that in the baptistry at Pisa, is heard slightly away from beneath its centre.
Buxton and its Medicinal Waters Robert Ottiwell Gifford-Bennet

St. Lucy’s Chapel is Norman, and is now used as a baptistry.
The Cathedrals of Great Britain P. H. Ditchfield

Then he turned his attention once more to matters outside the baptistry.
Sube Cane Edward Bellamy Partridge

Classic, too, are the columns now arranged to form a baptistry.
How France Built Her Cathedrals Elizabeth Boyle O’Reilly

The font, of similar design, occupies a slight recess in the baptistry, close to the north porch door.
The Church Index William Pepperell

And soon the two boys were floating about in the delightful depths of the baptistry.
Sube Cane Edward Bellamy Partridge

The Baptist bigot was bent double with the burden of his baptistry.
T. De Witt Talmage T. De Witt Talmage

The three who objected to my preaching, do not want to let me have the use of the baptistry.
The Story of a Life J. Breckenridge Ellis

There is a window in this baptistry, too, that is the envy of critics and collectors.
Through Our Unknown Southwest Agnes C. Laut

This reply was so unsatisfactory that he was refused the use of the baptistry.
The Story of a Life J. Breckenridge Ellis

noun (pl) -ries, -eries
a part of a Christian church in which baptisms are carried out
a tank in a Baptist church in which baptisms are carried out


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