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noun as in crucifix

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The last plot for Holy Rood — “rood” means “cross” in Scottish — was sold in 1915.

Among the Perpendicular additions to the church last named may be noted a very beautiful oaken rood-screen.

There was a candle lit & was incense carried forward & thereafter was ye Holy Rood set at the prow.

The place-name Rothwell, anciently Rodewelle, is no doubt with reason assumed to be “well of the rood or cross”.

Huge as he is, and whilst "he lies floating many a rood," he is still a creature.

Look, Guta!A crystal clear, and carven on the reverseThe blessed rood.


On this page you'll find 3 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to rood, such as: x, and cruciate.

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