Temple, the

Temple, the,

district of the City of London, England. The name refers to two of the four Inns of CourtInns of Court,
collective name of the four legal societies in London that have the exclusive right of admission to the bar. These societies—Lincoln's Inn, Gray's Inn, the Inner Temple, and the Middle Temple (see also Temple, the)—date from before the 14th cent.
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, the Middle Temple and the Inner Temple. The Temple was originally the English seat of the famous order of Knights Templars. The Inner Temple hall and library and the Temple Church—a Norman round church dedicated in 1185—have been restored in their original styles following severe damage in World War II. The Temple Bar is the gate designed by Christopher WrenWren, Sir Christopher,
1632–1723, English architect. A mathematical prodigy, he studied at Oxford. He was professor of astronomy at Gresham College, London, from 1657 to 1661, when he became Savilian professor of astronomy at Oxford.
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 c.1672 on the site of the bar or chain that marked one of the entrances to the City of London. The Bar was removed in 1878 and is now in Theobalds Park near Waltham; there is a monument on the old London site, at the junction of Fleet St. and the Strand. Here the lord mayor officially receives personages from outside the City. In the 17th and 18th cent. heads of traitors were displayed there.
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I suppose, Miss Temple, the thread I bought at Lowton will do; it struck me that it would be just of the quality for the calico chemises, and I sorted the needles to match.
Not far from the Sea-side, they have a Temple, the Rafters and Beams of which are made of Whale-Bones; for Whales of a monstrous size are oftentimes cast up dead upon that shore.
Within the temple, the ornamentation was elaborate and colossal.
However, about the Saidpur village temple, the official said it could only be opened by the federal government for the Hindu community for worship purposes.
Formerly called the Chinese Buddhist Temple, the Bell Church stands on a one-hectare property with a hilly landscape as its backdrop.
In addition to educational activity focused on the centrality of the Temple Mount and Holy Temple, the Institute has also recreated over 70 sacred vessels for use in the Third Holy Temple.
Nepal's main opposition party joined hands with Hindu devotees on Tuesday to protest at the appointments by the Maoist-led government of two head priests to Nepal's most popular temple, the Pashupatinath.
The real Temple, the place where God will dwell, is that future perfect Temple yet to be constructed.
Eight years after first becoming involved with the temple, the largest Jewish place of worship in the world, Tishman Interiors officials say work will be completed on the multi-million sanctuary renovation in time for the high holidays of Yom Kippur and Rosh Hashanah this fail.
Stephen claims that after he heard the officer yelling for help and gunshots, he told George Temple, the man attacking the officer, to get off the officer.
Similarly, Mary and her womb were the maternal temple, the templum maternale in which Christ was nurtured: Mary is the Temple of Christ, Mary is Solomon's Temple, which conversely signifies Mary, who is the Seat of Wisdom, and so on.