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Slype

There are of course many unusual words connected with architecture, especially ecclesiastical architecture; one I particularly like is 'slype', meaning a covered passage, especially one leading from a cathedral or monastic church to the associated chapter-house. Here is a doorway leading into the slype at Gloucester Cathedral:

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