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A board placed outside a place of worship, displaying a religious text or maxim.
- ‘Next to it is one of those scriptural posters familiar as wayside pulpits.’
- ‘I remember driving past one of those wayside pulpits when I lived in the D.C. area.’
- ‘When those day-glo wayside pulpits announce the name ‘Jesus’ in billion-point text I feel the same sense of slight violation, of a name unwittingly taken in vain.’
- ‘At the entrance to the church, a large walled courtyard fronts the main road, allowing us to have two large notice boards that are used as wayside pulpits.’
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