And therewith he swore upon the rood, and then came round the table, and knelt before Birdalone, and kissed her hands.
Then lifting again the rood, he turned away, and with him went the Norman.
He may have been the author of the Dream of the rood; he was probably a Northumbrian.
One of the most famous of these relics was the rood of Dovercourt.
He was not aware that a rood of ground upon Schuylkill is tenfold better than an acre on the Tennessee.
Every parish that could afford it seems to have had a rood loft and an organ in it.
Cynewulf heard the rood tell how long ago it was hewn down, ordained to lift up the evil-doers, to bear the law-breakers.
rood loft, the place in the church where the images were set up.
Awhile after she suddenly demanded, "Don't you think Miss rood looks like me?"
I would rather be landless, all my life, than she lost a rood of ground by me.
Old English rod "pole," varying from 6 to 8 yards; also "cross," especially that upon which Christ suffered; "crucifix," especially a large one; also a measure of land, properly 40 square poles or perches, from Proto-Germanic *rod- (cf. Old Saxon ruoda "stake, pile, cross," Old Frisian rode, Middle Dutch roede, Old High German ruota, German Rute "rod"), from PIE *ret- "post" (cf. Latin ratis "raft," retae "trees standing on the bank of a stream;" Old Church Slavonic ratiste "spear, staff;" Lithuanian rekles "scaffolding"). Probably not connected with rod.