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a beam above the entrance to the choir or chancel of a church, supporting the rood.


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    noun 1. a gallery above a rood screen, approached from stairs, used for chantings and readings.

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    noun 1. a screen, often of elaborate design and properly surmounted by a rood, separating the nave from the choir or chancel of a church. noun 1. a partition of stone or wood, often richly carved and decorated, that separates the chancel from the main part of a church: it is surmounted by a crucifix […]

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