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frontal

1. of or relating to the forehead
2. of or relating to the anterior part of a body or organ
3. Meteorol of, relating to, or resulting from a front or its passage
4. a decorative hanging for the front of an altar
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frontal

frontal
The textile or panels which form the decorative front of an altar.
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13:9) and "bind them for a sign on your hand and let them serve as a frontlet between your eyes" (Deut.
In the tale The Lady of the Fountain, a maiden, with yellow curling hair and a frontlet of gold upon her head, ...
The effect was heightened by the frontlets and crests on the animals, and the towers on their backs on which stood the drivers, each accompanied by four soldiers."
In chapter one, the horse bridle frontlets from the Northwest Palace at Nimrud afford the springboard for Feldman's critical analysis of traditional methods of connoisseurship, as well as for her discussion of comparanda seen in such items as engraved tridacna shells and stone orthostat reliefs.