tabernacle work

noun
1. : ornamental usually pierced tracery (as in the carved canopies over niches or stalls in churches)
2. : architectural design characterized by the use of tabernacles

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tabernacle work,
Architecture.
1. ornamental work of tracery used in tabernacles or canopies over tombs and stalls, and in the carved screens of churches.
2. work in which tabernacles form the characteristic feature.

Useful english dictionary. 2012.

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  • Tabernacle work — Tabernacle Tab er*na*cle, n. [F., fr. L. tabernaculum, dim. of taberna nut. See {Tabern}.] 1. A slightly built or temporary habitation; especially, a tent. [1913 Webster] Dwelling in tabernacles with Isaac and Jacob. Heb. xi. 9. [1913 Webster]… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • tabernacle-work — tabˈernacle work noun Ornamental work over niches, stalls, etc, with canopies and pinnacles, or any work in which this forms a characteristic feature • • • Main Entry: ↑tabernacle …   Useful english dictionary

  • Tabernacle — Tab er*na*cle, n. [F., fr. L. tabernaculum, dim. of taberna nut. See {Tabern}.] 1. A slightly built or temporary habitation; especially, a tent. [1913 Webster] Dwelling in tabernacles with Isaac and Jacob. Heb. xi. 9. [1913 Webster] Orange trees… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • TABERNACLE — (Lat. tabernaculum, tent ; taberna, hut ; the word renders the Heb. mishkan), the portable sanctuary constructed by the Children of Israel in the wilderness at the command of God. (The word has no connection with the Festival of Tabernacles –… …   Encyclopedia of Judaism

  • Tabernacle Societies — • The Association of Perpetual Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament and of work for poor churches was founded at Brussels in 1848 by Anne de Meeûs Catholic Encyclopedia. Kevin Knight. 2006. Tabernacle Societies     Tabernacle Soc …   Catholic encyclopedia

  • Tabernacle Society — • Philadelphia, Pennsylvania Catholic Encyclopedia. Kevin Knight. 2006. Tabernacle Society     Tabernacle Society     † …   Catholic encyclopedia

  • Tabernacle — • Vessel holding the Blessed Sacrament • Old Testament precursor to the Temple Catholic Encyclopedia. Kevin Knight. 2006. Tabernacle     ♦ …   Catholic encyclopedia

  • Tabernacle — For other meanings see Tabernacle (disambiguation). Model of the tabernacle in Timna Park, Israel The Tabernacle (Hebrew: משכן‎, mishkan, residence or dwelling place ), according to the Hebrew Torah/Old Testament, was the portable dw …   Wikipedia

  • Tabernacle Societies — The Tabernacle Societies were lay Eucharistic Adorative associations within Roman Catholic parishes, principally in America and Australia, forming part of the ArchiAssociation of the Eucharist under the guidance of the Association of Perpetual… …   Wikipedia

  • tabernacle — noun a) any temporary dwelling, a hut, tent, booth. 1611 ... So Moses finished the work. Then a cloud covered the tent of the congregation, and the glory of the LORD filled the tabernacle. And Moses was not able to enter into the tent of the… …   Wiktionary

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