crucifix


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Synonyms for crucifix

representation of the cross on which Jesus died

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a gymnastic exercise performed on the rings when the gymnast supports himself with both arms extended horizontally

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I am writing up this part of the diary whilst I am waiting for the coach, which is, of course, late; and the crucifix is still round my neck.
Whether it is the old lady's fear, or the many ghostly traditions of this place, or the crucifix itself, I do not know, but I am not feeling nearly as easy in my mind as usual.
Here in my own hand was the rude pen with which he had written them, and about his neck hung the crucifix that his dying lips had kissed.
Then he stooped, and with a jerk broke the rotten string of the crucifix which hung round da Silvestra's neck, for his fingers were too cold to attempt to unfasten it.
On the stone table before her stood a crucifix of ivory, beside which was laid a missal, having its pages richly illuminated, and its boards adorned with clasps of gold, and bosses of the same precious metal.
Behind the quaintly dressed players gleams the great crucifix with its strange, sad figure and outstretched arms which, under the flickering light of the high altar candles, seems to stir to life.
"Christ is present here unseen, receiving your confession," he said, pointing to the crucifix. "Do you believe in all the doctrines of the Holy Apostolic Church?" the priest went on, turning his eyes away from Levin's face and folding his hands under his stole.
"See, sir," replied Caderousse, "in this corner is a crucifix in holy wood -- here on this shelf is my wife's testament; open this book, and I will swear upon it with my hand on the crucifix.
Pulling back a wisp of dirty cloth, he revealed a worn brass crucifix leaning against the helmet badge of a long-forgotten East India Company's regiment.
The duke approached the altar, knelt as a priest might have done before a crucifix, and opened the casket.
We had a hot afternoon tramp up the valley, along the grassy bank of a rushing stream of clear water, past farmhouses, water-mills, and no end of wayside crucifixes and saints and Virgins.
Slipping across the water, the English sailors bore away bars of silver, bales of linen, timbers of cedar wood, golden crucifixes knobbed with emeralds.
Religion, deeply-ingrained into the country's culture, is also woven into the interiors of many homes in different ways - a statue of the Virgin Mary adorned with sampaguitas, a crucifix at the center of the family altar, or a painting of the Last Supper hanging in the dining area.
Some of these important objects are rosary, holy water, crucifix and cross, religious statues and miniatures etc.
"The smaller crucifix was replaced but the two replacements were also stolen.