A simple cupboard dating from medieval times. Originally the aumbry, ambrey or almery consisted of a recessed shelved area in a wall enclosed by wooden doors, and later developed into a freestanding cupboard fir storing food, with pierced ventilation holes in the doors, which was used until the 16thC.
In the Middle Ages an aumbry was a cabinet in the wall of a Christian church or in the sacristy which was used to store chalices and other vessels, as well as for the reserved sacrament, the consecrated elements from the Eucharist. This latter use was infrequent in pre-Reformation churches, although it was known in Scotland, Sweden, Germany and It...Found on http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Aumbry
• (n.) Same as Ambry.Found on http://thinkexist.com/dictionary/meaning/aumbry/
Same as Ambry
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A cupboard or niche in a wall of a church. It is sometimes written in the form `almery`, being confused with `almonry` and taken to mean a place for alms. This word is usually applied to a...Found on http://www.encyclo.co.uk/local/20688
A cupboard or recess for sacred vessels, generally found in the north or south wall of the chancel.
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a cupboard to hold the vessels used in the mass
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A cupboard. In the Middle Ages used to store the communion vessels. Since 1900, in some churches, used for keeping the reserved sacrament. See Tabernacle.
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A cupboard. In the Middle Ages used to store the communion vessels. Since 1900, in some churches, used for keeping the reserved sacrament. See Tabernacle.Found on http://www.encyclo.co.uk/local/22200
a mural cupboard for storing valuablesFound on http://www.castles-of-britain.com/glossary.htm
A recess, or cupboard, near an altar in which sacred vessels are kept. This may be open to view or lockable.Found on http://www.encyclo.co.uk/local/20766
a small recess or cupboard used to hold sacred vessels, most often in the thickness of the wall. see church design Found on http://www.encyclo.co.uk/local/20935
recess to hold sacred vessels, often found in castle chapelsFound on http://www.encyclo.co.uk/local/22129
recess to hold sacred vessels, often found in castle chapels
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Recess to hold sacred vessels; typically in a chapel.Found on http://www.castlesontheweb.com/glossary.html
Recess to hold sacred vessels; typically in a chapel.Found on http://www.encyclo.co.uk/local/20018
The little cupboard where the reserved sacrament is kept.Found on http://www.mmiweb.org.uk/publications/glossary/glossaries/xtianglos.html
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