- the principal altar of a church
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The high-altar is richly decorated with enamels and precious stones.The Argosy
A highly-prized Madonnabild, of great sweetness of expression, found in a swamp near the place, stands over the high-altar.The Valleys of Tirol
R. H. Busk
The high-altar screen was a fine piece of sculptured stone-work of late 16th or early 17th century.
In the interior of the church, the wooden altar-screen over the high-altar dated from 1616.
Before mass it was brought out, and remained before the high-altar during mass.Story of My Life, volumes 1-3
Augustus J. C. Hare