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- another term for squint
- ‘The squints, or hagioscopes, were originally angled but were unfortunately straightened by the Victorians.’
- ‘At the time when the north aisle was added, a hagioscope was made in the pier beside the chancel arch.’
- ‘Up to 60 years ago there was only one central arch with window or hagioscope on either side.’
- ‘They could not enter churches, but were allowed to look through hagioscopes or ‘squint windows’.’
- ‘On either side of the chancel arch is a hagioscope or squint, the south one being slightly larger than the north one, to allow for a view of the altar from the side pews.’
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