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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


Short "hint"

A covered passage, esp. one from the transept of a cathedral to the chapter house.

Usage examples (24)
  • It occupies the place of the passage known as the slype in monastic churches.
  • It may here be mentioned that a close examination of the ground has shown that there was formerly the usual "slype," or open pathway, running from the cloister-garth,...
  • The "slype" is a passage which was cut through the southern buttress by Bishop Curle, to put a stop to the constant use of the nave and south aisle as a thoroughfare by...
  • Separated from the south transept by a slype or passage, was the for more
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