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Cyclopedia of Biblical, Theological and Ecclesiastical Literature


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a wooden tile for covering roofs, spires, etc., made of cleft oak. Shingles were formerly very extensively employed in some districts, but their use has, for the most part, been superseded by more durable kinds of covering; they are, however, still to be found on some church roofs, and on many timber spires, especially in the counties of Kent, Sussex, Surrey, and Essex, England.

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McClintock, John. Strong, James. Entry for 'Shingle,'. Cyclopedia of Biblical, Theological and Ecclesiastical Literature. Harper & Brothers. New York. 1870.

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