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low bench for kneeling on

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Whether kneeling in one of the prie-dieus or sitting in the pews, one becomes aware by the smallest signs--a scraping foot off to the side, a muffled cough to the rear--of being part of an ad hoc community, joined in purpose.
Confection' is the motjuste given that these caskets, portrait reliefs, picture frames, cabinets, tables, reliquaries, holy water stoups and prie-dieus often incorporate garlands of flowers, fruit, vegetables, coral, and shells, all imitated in matt or burnished gilt bronze, hardstones and jewels, forming a Marvellian richness of ornament.