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hagioscope

[hag-ee-uh-skohp, hey-jee-]
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noun
  1. squint(def 13).
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Origin of hagioscope

First recorded in 1830–40; hagio- + -scope
Related formshag·i·o·scop·ic [hag-uh-skop-ik, hey-jee-] /ˌhæg əˈskɒp ɪk, ˌheɪ dʒi-/, adjective
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Examples from the Web for hagioscope

Historical Examples

  • There is a somewhat similar, but not so good, hagioscope at Cury.

    The Cornish Coast (South)

    Charles G. Harper

  • The hagioscope in the chancel appears as a window in the outer wall.

  • It has a church, built about 1250, with a gabled tower and with a hagioscope in the chancel.

  • The rest of the fabric has undergone restoration, though it retains a hagioscope and two piscinas.

    Somerset

    G.W. Wade and J.H. Wade

  • Traces of fresco remain under the panelling, and the chaplains room with its hagioscope for the altar is on the east.

    Cambridge

    Mildred Anna Rosalie Tuker


British Dictionary definitions for hagioscope

hagioscope

noun
  1. architect another name for squint (def. 6)
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Derived Formshagioscopic (ˌhæɡɪəˈskɒpɪk), adjective
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