Definition of Cressets

1. Noun. (plural of cresset) ¹



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Definition of Cressets

1. cresset [n] - See also: cresset

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Cressets

cresolase
cresolate
cresolates
cresols
cresorcin
crespelle
crespine
crespines
cress
cress green
cress plant
cresselle
cresselles
cresses
cresset
cressets (current term)
cresslike
cresson
cressy
crest
crest cloud
crest clouds
crest of alveolar ridge
crest of cochlear opening
crest of fenestrae cochleae
crest of greater tubercle
crest of head of rib
crest of lesser tubercle
crest of neck of rib
crest of palatine bone

Literary usage of Cressets

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1. A Dictionary of the Architecture and Archaeology of the Middle Ages by John BRITTON (1838)
"... but in the same reign, pitch-boxes (ie posts with cressets at the top, ascended by ladders or jagged poles) came into use. [Lord Coke, ut supra. ..."

2. Domestic Life in England, from the Earliest Period to the Present Time: With (1835)
"... Before the introduction of lamps, our streets were lit with cressets, which are thus described. The word cresset, Mr. Douce thinks, to have been derived ..."

3. Recollections of the Peninsula by Moyle Sherer (1824)
"Blazing cressets, fire balls, rockets, the explosion of shells, and the red flashes of cannon, ... cressets ..."

4. Smeaton and Lighthouses: A Popular Biography, with an Historical by John Smeaton (1844)
"Origin of Lighthouses — Beacon Fires — Character of the Early Watch-towers—cressets—Colossus of Rhodes—The Pharos of Alexandria—Epitome of Ancient ..."

5. The Antiquary by Edward Walford, John Charles Cox, George Latimer Apperson (1908)
"At St. Augustine's, Canterbury, the sub-chamberlain had charge of the cressets in the dormitory, and had to light them. The chamberlain had to provide them, ..."

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