Refectory


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Refectory

A room for dining in a monastery, college, or other institution.

refectory

A hall in a convent, monastery, or public secular institution where meals are eaten.
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Mr Molao said the current library and refectory were meant for 256 students, and that the facilities needed to be expanded to cater for 6 000 students as projected in the master plan.
The ban was imposed by Mr Scott following a refusal by the students to stop giving "free" sandwiches with "special" drinks - costing 1s and 1s 8d - when the college refectory was open.
But in the 161-cover Refectory restaurant we valiantly managed freshly squeezed orange juice and cereals, washed down with freshly brewed coffee, before heading off for another stroll through the cobbled streets.
The texts read during the refectory meal were learned, and in Latin; the friars observed elaborate rituals and the food, both in the frescoes and at the table, was plentiful and reflected an upper-class diet.
It was decided to excavate the refectory and kitchen area ahead of plans to create a new refectory to cater for the hundreds of visitors who make the pilgrimage to the site every year.
What is more noteworthy is that very few refectory monasteries included spaces that may be identified as kitchens (Figure 8), yet their contemporaneousness with the complexes is questionable (Rodley, 1985, 249; Kalas, 2000, 41; 2009d, 114-5) (14).
TASTE TEST: Hugh Baird College students Sandra Middleton and Teri Constable were the first to claim their free breakfast, served by refectory manager John Cooney
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It follows other contract wins for Heatons, including one to create a refectory area at Neston High School.
Upcoming projects in 2011 include replacing the roofs of six cabins and the refectory, replacing two public restroom facilities and fixing leaks in the swimming pool.
The iodine contents of refectory meals in a university were 47-203 micrograms (mean; 113 micrograms) per meal and those of lunches in two elementary schools were 25-31 micrograms (mean; 27 micrograms) and 18-43 micrograms (mean; 36 micrograms) per lunch, respectively.