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Cyclopedia of Biblical, Theological and Ecclesiastical Literature
those linen cloths, three in number, which are used to cover the altar-slab. The first is a cloath duly prepared with melted wax (hence called the altar- cerecloth); the second is a cloth to protect this first cloth; and the last is the cloth of linen which. placed over the top of the altar, hangs down to the ground, or nearly so, at either end of the altar.
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McClintock, John. Strong, James. Entry for 'Altar-Linen'. Cyclopedia of Biblical, Theological and Ecclesiastical Literature. https://www.studylight.org/encyclopedias/eng/tce/a/altar-linen.html. Harper & Brothers. New York. 1870.
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