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Definition of "calefactory" []

  • Warming (adjective)
  • A room in a monastery that was kept warm and used as a sitting room (noun)
  • A warming pan, or similar device used by a priest to warm his hands (noun) : Text is available under the Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License

Use "calefactory" in a sentence
  • "Leading out of it is the ancient "calefactory," where the fire for the censers and thuribles was preserved."
  • ""calefactory," heated by flues, or in which a fire was kept up, where the monks might retire occasionally to warm themselves, was provided in English monasteries."
  • "The festival went down Saturday within the calefactory confines of Coney Island."
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