Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
OE. alter, auter, autier, fr. L. altare, pl. altaria, altar, prob. fr. altus, high: cf. OF. alter, autier, F. autel,. Cf. Altitude
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
L. altāre—altus, high.
In all the temples altars were; in all the mothers sang Before the altars; on the earth the steers' due slaughter lay.
"The Æneids of Virgil" by Virgil
It was transported to Guimaraes to fulfil a like office there for the altar of Our Lady.
"Portuguese Architecture" by Walter Crum Watson
Two large altar pictures still claim our attention; they also belong to Raphael's later period.
"Six Centuries of Painting" by Randall Davies
The papal altar is under a canopy in the Byzantine style.
"Italy, the Magic Land" by Lilian Whiting
I met a chap named Whitely from over toward the Painted Hills north of Altar.
"The Treasure Trail" by Marah Ellis Ryan
A priest denounced a Protestant named Allen from the altar, and a week after the man was shot dead in his tracks.
"Ireland as It Is" by Robert John Buckley (AKA R.J.B.)
Several hilltops in the neighborhood contain fortifications, and are marked by the old tombs known as cromlechs and Druids' altars.
"England, Picturesque and Descriptive" by Joel Cook
Go quickly, and make ready the altar in the Grove of Mystery.
"The Pirate Woman" by Aylward Edward Dingle
The church was shaped like a cross, and had more than one altar in it.
"Phemie Frost's Experiences" by Ann S. Stephens
He looked up, and his glance fell upon a small, glass-covered case, dimly visible in the uncertain light at one side of the little altar.
"Carmen Ariza" by Charles Francis Stocking
Guards and shields thee not
With a sacred might,
Holy altar forms,
Deeds of glory bright?
"To Russia" by Ivan Nikitin
-The logs are melting
we must move on
The fire's ending
we'll hear more
at the next altar
"Wilderness" by James Douglas Morrison
on altars of dim god
At the flood of dawning
will rise on tufted sod.
"Giant Cactus" by Norman MacLeod
Candles I'll give to thee,
And a new altar,
And thou, Saint Ben, shalt be
Writ in my psalter.
"His Prayer To Ben Jonson" by Robert Herrick
Ye wee feathert priestie,
Yer bells i' yer thro't,
Yer altar yer breistie,
Yer mitre forgot—
"The Laverock" by George MacDonald
And still before
The altar I
Exult the bowl
Brimful, and cry
To you to stoop
And drink, Most High.
"Mystery" by D H Lawrence
San Clemente's Las Palmas Elementary School hosts a celebration of the Mexican holiday, complete with a traditional altar, a haunted house, music and more.
A corpse bride checks out a sand altar where names of loved ones were placed for remembrance at Las Palmas Elementary School in San Clemente.
A ceramic sugar skull decorates an altar at the San Bernardino County Museum in Redlands.
Around the El Paso and Las Cruces area, several organizations will celebrate Dia de los Muertos or Day of the Dead Friday with altars honoring the dead, a variety of traditional foods and music.
She brought his picture to place on an altar built Thursday by Western Nevada Community College's Latino Students Club in honor of Day of the Dead — or Día de los Muertos — today.
Conjunto Hueyapan, Quetzal, Ixtli Yolotl, and an altar display at the Vinent Price Gallery.
With the blink of an eye, the Tomé Art Gallery will be full of colorful sugar skulls, remembrance altars and skeletons.
Dia de los Muertos Altar Honors Slain Officer.
Tacoma Art Museum's Day of the Dead festivities include live music, free food, Aztec dance, do-it-yourself art, altars honoring those who have passed, and enormous, colorful sand paintings that fill the lobby floor.
Staring Thursday, several altars will be ready for public view at downtown's most iconic locations.
St Dominic Parish Altar and Rosary Society met on Monday, Oct 1 in the church hall.
Gays rush to altar on 1st day after wait period.
Joel Wilkey, youth pastor at Life Church, said just a week before Cade Poulos died he answered an altar call during a youth group and accepted Jesus as his savior.
Hugh Hefner and Crystal Harris are again taking steps toward the altar, more than a year after the centerfold canceled their previous engagement and was branded a "runaway bride" in Playboy.
Altar-bound couple trips over fling .
Altaïr is a consortium funded by IN2 (a Siemens Subsidiary), INRIA (Institut National de Recherche en Informatique et Automatique) and LRI (Laboratoire de Recherche en Informatique, Université Paris XI).
Reasoning from a schema and from an analog in software code reuse
S. Kak, The astronomy of the age of geometric altars. Quarterly Journal Royal Astronomical Society, 36, 385-396, 1995.
There is an interesting altar design in the ´Satapatha Br¯ahman. a (8.5) which represents the orbit of the sun around the earth (Figure 1).
Early Theories on the Distance to the Sun