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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR LECTERN

Mrs. Fleming, Meg, Monty, and Neale were standing by the lectern when she appeared.

The bier stood near the lectern, between four rows of candles.

They were all that he could do in the way of pulpit, desk, and lectern.

He came over to the table and stood in front of it as though it were a lectern.

The Lectern takes the familiar form of an eagle, and is of bronze.

The Lectern and the small Prayer-desk are of sandal-wood from Erromango.

At that moment they stood, with their backs to the body of the church, studying the lectern.

He could peer down into the pews, could see the pulpit, the font and the lectern.

The font is modern, and also the pulpit, stalls and lectern.

The screen, pulpit and lectern are all modern, and also the glass.

WORD ORIGIN

early 14c., lettorne, lettron, from Old French letron, from Medieval Latin lectrinum, from Late Latin lectrum "lectern," from root of Latin legere "to read" (see lecture (n.)). Half-re-Latinized in English in 15c.

MORE RELATED WORDS FOR LECTERN

pulpit

nounstructure from which sermon is given
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