reredosse
Reredos Rere"dos (r?r"d?s), n. [From rear + F. dos back, L. dorsum. Cf. {Dorsal}.] (Arch.) (a) A screen or partition wall behind an altar. (b) The back of a fireplace. (c) The open hearth, upon which fires were lighted, immediately under the louver, in the center of ancient halls. [Also spelt {reredosse}.] --Fairholt. [1913 Webster]

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  • reredosse — rereˈdorse, rereˈdosse or rereˈdos noun 1. (L dorsum, Fr dos back) a screen or panelling behind an altar or seat 2. A choirscreen 3. The back of a fireplace (archaic) • • • Main Entry: ↑rere …   Useful english dictionary

  • Reredos — Rere dos (r?r d?s), n. [From rear + F. dos back, L. dorsum. Cf. {Dorsal}.] (Arch.) (a) A screen or partition wall behind an altar. (b) The back of a fireplace. (c) The open hearth, upon which fires were lighted, immediately under the louver, in… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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