• OVIEDO. The Cloisters
    OVIEDO. The Cloisters
  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Cloisterer One belonging to, or living in, a cloister; a recluse.
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TARRAGONA. The Cloisters TARRAGONA. The Cloisters
Cloister Westminster Abbey Cloister Westminster Abbey
The Inner Cloisters Westminster The Inner Cloisters Westminster
Within the Cloister Within the Cloister

Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n cloisterer One belonging to a cloister.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • ns Cloisterer one belonging to a cloister
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
Cf. OF. cloistier,
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
O. Fr. cloistre (A.S. clauster)—L. claustrumclaudĕre, clausum, to shut.


In literature:

The public audience room is encompassed by cloisters.
"Travels in the Far East" by Ellen Mary Hayes Peck
At Lincoln, also, the cloister is indeed beside the the choir, but to the north of it.
"Bell's Cathedrals: The Cathedral Church of Rochester" by G. H. Palmer
The same morning, with the early dawn, the abbot and his secretary were together in the cloisters.
"Traditions of Lancashire, Volume 2 (of 2)" by John Roby
In the cloister was the picture of the Dance of Death.
"Bell's Cathedrals: The Cathedral Church of St. Paul" by Arthur Dimock
Clara, who, on account of her rank, was the pet-lamb of the cloister, stood near the abbess, and laughed beneath her veil.
"Faustus his Life, Death, and Doom" by Friedrich Maximilian von Klinger
It was of great extent, with spacious courts and cloisters.
"The Knickerbocker, or New-York Monthly Magazine, June 1844" by Various
The door into the cloister at the west end of the aisle contains some very fine work.
"Bell's Cathedrals: The Cathedral Church of Gloucester [2nd ed.]" by H. J. L. J. Massé
The cloister, Westminster Abbey.
"The Care of Books" by John Willis Clark
By and by he found a day when she was alone, and tossed a ring to her as she stood in the midst of the cloister.
"Black Spirits and White" by Ralph Adams Cram
She longed only to sever herself entirely from the world, and to seek a living burial in the glooms of the cloister.
"Louis XIV., Makers of History Series" by John S. C. Abbott

In poetry:

Husht the Madonna's Evening Bell;
The steers lie loosed from wain and plough;
The vagrant monk is in his cell,
The meek nun-novice cloistered now.
"The Door Of Humility" by Alfred Austin
They haled her to a witch's doom,
They matched her shining hair with flame--
But ever through the cloister's gloom
The mad monk babbles of her name!
"The Witch" by Isabel Ecclestone Mackay
The desert's hair-grown hermit sunk
The saner brute below;
The naked Santon, hashish-drunk,
The cloister madness of the monk,
The fakir's torture-show!
"The Brewing Of Soma" by John Greenleaf Whittier
In that great cloister's stillness and seclusion,
By guardian angels led,
Safe from temptation, safe from sin's pollution,
She lives, whom we call dead.
"By The Fireside : Resignation" by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
'Tis true the cloisters all throughout
The valleys rais'd their peaceful towers,
And their sweet bells ne'er wearied out
In telling of the tranquil hours.
"The Progress Of The Rose" by Denis Florence MacCarthy
And round the cool green courts there ran a row
Of cloisters, branch'd like mighty woods,
Echoing all night to that sonorous flow
Of spouted fountain-floods.
"The Palace of Art" by Alfred Lord Tennyson

In news:

The drama about the rape of a young cloistered nun in Marcos's Philippines is tempting, but ultimately resistible and uninvolving.
On 100 acres of farmland in southeastern Licking County, a cloister of six Roman Catholic sisters calling themselves the Children of Mary make their home.
Within this schedule, Sister Anne Marie finds time to go down to the cloisters basement, to a room set aside especially for her artwork, roll up the sleeves of her dark-brown habit, and immerse herself in a world of colored ink and collage.
Comfortably cloistered at the AC Palacio del Carmen.
Spending most days cloistered at my gardens, I recognize the need to occasionally broaden my horizons by attending gatherings of like-minded travelers.
Twelve Poor Sisters of Saint Clare enter the cloister after a Mass of Enclosure at Our Lady of Angels Oratory in Fort Wayne on Aug 9, 2012.
Steve Lopez on Nathaniel Ayers--Laurel Hill Cemetery-- Fashioning Kimono--The Ephrata Cloister.
D Salinger, known as much for his cloistered ways as for his skillful pen, has sued repeatedly over the years to protect his privacy and the sanctity of his work.
The farcical story provides an intriguing look at Chapman 's cloistered youth, his creative flowering at Cambridge, his bold decision to come out of the closet, his secret alcoholism, and of course his career with the Pythons.
They are allowed visitors in the parlor (above), but even then are separated from those outside the cloister.
JERUSALEM — Thousands of ultra- Orthodox Jews protested Monday in Jerusalem against attempts to draft members of the cloistered community into the Israeli military.
Forget the old way of building a zoo, where animals are cloistered in cages.
Pope Has 50,000 Twitter Followers, Cloistered for 84 Years, Catholics & America, and more.
No need to beat around the bush, said Deirdre Larkin, the horticulturist who tends the four beloved quinces at the Cloisters Museum and Gardens, along the Hudson River in Fort Tryon Park.
The Met said that its other venue, the Cloisters overlooking the.