Sentence Examples


  • The rood was carried either on a transverse beam, the " rood beam," or by a gallery, the " rood loft."
  • The church is cruciform and the altar stands beneath the eastern lantern arch, a fine rood screen separating off the choir, which was devoted to monastic use, while the nave was kept for the parishioners, in consequence of a dispute between the vicar and the monastery in 1499.
  • In the years1471-1472to 1474 Waynflete was largely engaged in completing the church, now called chapel, at Eton, his glazier supplying the windows, and he contracted on the 15th of August 1475 for the rood-loft to be made on one side "like to the rode lofte in Bishop Wykeham's college at Winchester," and on the other like that "of the college of St Thomas of Acres in London."
  • In England rood lofts do not appear to have been introduced before the 14th century, and were not common till the 15th.
  • Persia); the time of Zoroaster and Vishtaspa may therefore be put at c. rood B.C.