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altar stone

  1. mensa.
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Origin of altar stone

1275–1325; Middle English awterston
Also called altar slab.
Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018

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Historical Examples

  • Propped up against the vestry wall is a Jacobean altar-stone, formerly on the Communion table, one of the very few in England.

    Records of Woodhall Spa and Neighbourhood

    J. Conway Walter

  • The broken base or floor of this recess is in the position of the altar-stone in some small early Irish chapels.

  • What is to be done when the altar-stone is too small to contain the chalice and large host?

  • Then Harold shook the bird from his wrist, and it fell, with its light wing, on the altar-stone of Thor.

    Harold, Complete

    Edward Bulwer-Lytton

  • He was determined that while he remained in Frey's house Frey would go without human blood upon his altar-stone.

    Frey and His Wife

    Maurice Henry Hewlett