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Cyclopedia of Biblical, Theological and Ecclesiastical Literature

Eagle, as an Architectural Term

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is used to designate a branzen or wooden lectern, the upper portion of which; represents an eagle with outstretched wings, on the back of which is a book-rest. Many ancient examples of such lecterns remain in collegiate and cathedral churches, and a great number of new specimens have been made for use after the old models. (See LECTERN).

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McClintock, John. Strong, James. Entry for 'Eagle, as an Architectural Term'. Cyclopedia of Biblical, Theological and Ecclesiastical Literature. Harper & Brothers. New York. 1870.

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