Also called armarium. Ecclesiastical. a recess in the wall of a church or a cupboard in the sacristy where sacred vessels, books, vestments, etc., are kept.
Chiefly British Dialect. a storeroom, closet, or pantry.
Obsolete. any of various types of closet or cupboard with doors and shelves.
- Obsolete, alm·er·y [ah-muh-ree] /ˈɑ mə ri/ .
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How to use aumbry in a sentence
There is a very singular aumbry or alms-box, formed in an oak bench-end near the door.The Cornwall Coast | Arthur L. Salmon
In the north wall there is a square aumbry, and in the south wall a large piscina, with trefoil head and projecting basin.Bell's Cathedrals: The Cathedral Church of Ripon | Cecil Walter Charles Hallett
The deep window recess opposite the door was fitted up as a small chapel, with aumbry, Piscina, and Sedilia.Authorised Guide to the Tower of London | W. J. Loftie
An aumbry was a recess in the wall well lined inside with wood so that the damp of the masonry should not spoil the books.Old English Libraries | Ernest Savage
These recesses are shown on the plan here reproduced; so also is the common aumbry in the wall of the south transept.Old English Libraries | Ernest Savage
British Dictionary definitions for aumbry
a variant of ambry
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