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high altar

noun
1.
the principal altar of a church
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  • We notice in the nave a boundary stone, beyond which no female foot might go in the direction of the high altar.

  • They have brought a hogshead of beer, and are broaching it upon the high altar.

    Micah Clarke Arthur Conan Doyle
  • But within, before the high altar—or shall we say since this is a reformed place, before the pulpit?

    The Spell of Scotland Keith Clark
  • Next she folded the steps, which were laid behind the high altar by Catherine.

  • The high altar is of porphyry, and when I visited it, itself and the body of the church were undergoing repairs.

  • Meanwhile the ceremonies at the high altar had come to an end.

    Over the Rocky Mountains to Alaska Charles Warren Stoddard
  • The chapel to the S. of the high altar is dedicated to St Clement.

    Venice and its Story Thomas Okey
  • We possess his relics and they are enclosed in the shrine under the high altar.

    En Route J.-K. (Joris-Karl) Huysmans
  • In the confessional she picked up a handful of apple-parings, which she threw behind the high altar.

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