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Ambo   Listen

(pl. ambos)
A platform raised above the surrounding level to give prominence to the person on it.  Synonyms: dais, podium, pulpit, rostrum, soapbox, stump.

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"Ambo" Quotes from Famous Books

... of the Cardinal priests usually blessed the fire, and the last Card. deacon lighted the lumen Christi, or triple candle, and the Paschal candle. The deacon used to bless the latter either at the steps of the presbytery, or from the ambo; and hence we find a marble column, intended to support it, fixed to the ambo in S. Clement's S. Laurence's, and S. Pancras' churches at Rome. See another marble column destined for the same use ap. Ciampini, Vet. mon. ...
— The Ceremonies of the Holy-Week at Rome • Charles Michael Baggs

... shalt take no harm. Such as control us, I will their tongues charm By fire or sword, or other like torment, So that ever they did it, they shall it repent. Hast thou forgotten what Satan did say, [HYP. Ambo.[29]] That the k[nave] Hypocrisy our doings should hide, So that under his cloak our parts we should play, And of the rude people should never be spied? Or if the worst should hap or betide, That I by Tyranny should both you defend Against such ...
— A Select Collection of Old English Plays, Vol. VI • Robert Dodsley

Words linked to "Ambo" :   platform, rostrum

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