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  • That this Ford car might stand in front of the Bon Ton Store, Hannibal invaded Rome and Erasmus wrote in Oxford cloisters.
  • She waded down stilly cloisters between burnt stump and icy oak, through drifts marked with a million hieroglyphics of rabbit and mouse and bird.

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architectural sense Define
a covered walkway and the courtyard it surrounds with an open colonnade on one side of the walkway and the perimeter building walls on the other side -- especially as an area of quiet contemplation on religious grounds
religious sense Define
residence that is a place of religious seclusion (such as a monastery); or the act of entering into such a residence
as in: cloister ourselves away Define
seclude from the world (kept separate from the world)
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