- a cloth covering for an altar.
Origin of altar cloth
Middle English word dating back to 1150–1200
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Examples from the Web for altar cloth
She went to the window and drew back the Persian altar-cloth.
He stood in the middle of the room, staring from Venus to altar-cloth, from altar-cloth to censer.
I was disappointed, and could not feel that there was any martyrdom in making an altar-cloth.The Days of My Life
One of them embroiders a church banner, another an altar-cloth.Life and Writings of Maurice Maeterlinck
The altar-cloth one, Jean, is my age, the other three are older.Red Hair
- Christianity the cloth used for covering an altar: often applied also to the frontal
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