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1A small recess or cupboard in the wall of a church.
alcove, bay, niche, nook, corner, inglenookView synonyms
- ‘More and more, Catholic parishes are building beautiful ambries and placing them where they can be seen.’
- ‘The aumbry, which is set in the pillar to the left of the altar, has a fluted bronze door.’
- ‘An aumbry was always conveniently placed near the fireplace at the end of the high table.’
- ‘The aumbry ‘hole’ to the left is a little shelf where the bread and wine could be placed.’
- ‘Low down in the corners of the east wall are two hollows known as aumbries which were probably used to contain relics.’
- ‘A light burned outside the door of the aumbry to denote the presence of the sacrament.’
- ‘This wall has an aumbry, or secure cupboard, for keeping the sacraments, or possibly relics.’
- ‘Unlike many other features which may be found in a church the aumbry is usually very simple with little or no decoration.’
- ‘Pictures and names of seven departed bishops of Rochester can be seen on the inside of the ambry door.’
- ‘Beds and cupboards, known as aumbries, were built into walls as were benches and settles.’
- 1.1historical A small cupboard.
Middle English: from Old French armarie, from Latin armarium ‘closet, chest’, from arma ‘utensils’.
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