REREDOS (Anglo-Fr. areredos, from arere, behind, and dos, back) , an ornamental
See also:screen of
See also:stone or
See also:wood built up, or forming a facing to the
See also:wall behind an
See also:altar in a
See also:church . Reredoses are frequently decorated with representations of the Passion, niches containing statues of
See also:saints, and the like . In England these were for the most
See also:part destroyed at the Reformation or by the Puritans later; a few
See also:medieval examples, however, survive, e.g. at
See also:Christchurch, Hants . In some large cathedrals e.g . Winchester, Durham, St Albans, the reredos is a mass of splendid tabernacle
See also:work, reaching nearly to the groining . In small churches the reredos is usually replaced by a
See also:hanging or parament behind the altar, known as a dossal or dorsal . (See also ALTAR.) For the legality of images on reredoses in the Church of England, see IMAGE . The use of the word reredos for the iron or
See also:brick back of an open
See also:fire-place is all but obsolete . RESCHE1i SCHEIDECK . This Alpine pass is in some sort the pendant of the
See also:Brenner Pass, but leads from the upper valley of the
See also:Inn or Engadine to the upper valley of the
See also:Adige . It is but 4902 ft. in height . Near the
See also:summit is the
See also:hamlet of Reschen, while some way below is the former hospice of St Valentin auf der Haid, mentioned as early as 1140 .
See also:Landeck, the
See also:carriage road runs up the Inn valley to Pfunds, whence it mounts above- the
See also:gorge of FinstermUnz to the
See also:village of Nauders (274 m.) where the road from the Swiss Engadine falls in (532 M. from St
See also:Moritz) . Thence the road mounts gently to the pass, and then descends, with the
See also:infant Adige, to Mals (152 m.), whence the pass is sometimes wrongly named Malserheide . The road now descends the upper Adige valley, or Vintschgau, past
See also:Meran (374 m.) to
See also:Botzen (20 M. from Meran, or
See also:ioo m. from Landeck) where the Brenner route is joined . (W . A . B .
RESCUE (in Middle Eng. rescous, from O. Fr. recouss...
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