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From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
Related topics: Buildings, Christianity
cloisterclois‧ter /ˈklɔɪstə $ -ər/ noun [countable]  1 [usually plural]TBB a covered passage that surrounds one side of a square garden in a church, monastery etc2 RRCa building where monks or nuns live
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cloisterCourtyards and cloisters are pools of shadow and lamp-light.St. Francis of Assisi originally founded the cloister which now encloses a garden and well.We left the guest house, going through stone-vaulted passageways into the cloister garth.At No. 4/183 were the cloisters and church of the Czech Barnabite Order, founded in 1626.The cloisters are equally fine and on the north side date from 1170 like the portal.The cloisters are fine and have varied and original carved columns and capitals.Thrusting spires, softened by time; vaulted cloisters floored with cobbles trod thin by genius.
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