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rood

(ro͞od), crucifix mounted above the entrance to the chancel and flanked by large figures of the Virgin and St. John, an almost invariable feature in the 14th- and 15th-century European church. This group, usually carved in wood and painted and gilded, was in early examples supported upon a beam as wide as the chancel arch. The richly ornamental screen of wood or stone closing the chancel from the nave became the support for the cross and figures and was termed rood screen. This screen often supported an overhead platform called a rood loft reached by a small stairway from the nave. The rood loft sometimes contained an organ or was used as a singing gallery. In England during the Reformation, many roods with their screens were destroyed; they are not part of the fittings of an Anglican church.

Rood

A large crucifix set above the chancel entrance.

rood

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(mechanics)
A unit of area, equal to ¼ acre, or 10,890 square feet, or 1011.7141056 square meters.

rood

A large crucifix, esp. one set above the chancel entrance.

rood

1. 
a. a crucifix, esp one set on a beam or screen at the entrance to the chancel of a church
b. (as modifier): rood beam
2. the Cross on which Christ was crucified
3. a unit of area equal to one quarter of an acre or 0.10117 hectares
4. a unit of area equal to 40 square rods
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In these accounts, descriptions of the Rood's powers range from the simple--the ability to move its eyes and to open and shut its mouth--to the elaborate and fantastical--the ability to weep, to bite its lip, to frown, to smile, to foam at the mouth, to nod its head, to bow itself down, to lift itself up, and (it is implied) to perform sexual acts.
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"They will be extending their expertise into the running of the Durker Roods Hotel in Meltham and we are very pleased to help them expand their business operations."
Durker Roods has 27 bedrooms, a lounge bar, Oscars Restaurant and function rooms, extensive lawns and formal gardens and car parking.
ner The bill Durker Roods Hotel Bishops Way, Meltham HD9 4JA Tel: 01484 851413 Website: www.durkerroodshotel.co.uk Opening hours: Early Bird is served Monday to Friday 12pm to 2pm and 5pm to 7pm.
OPEN AS USUAL: Events manager Craig Howe outside the historic Durker Roods Hotel, which is aiming to cause as little disruption as possible during alterations including refurbishment of bedrooms, right (PC250810Chotel)
RESTORATION: The new owners have big plans for Durker Roods
For a long time Durker Roods has been a popular choice for weddings and already the 2010 and 2011 calendar is filling up with bookings.
The Durker Roods, which underwent a major refurbishment recently, has 30 letting bedrooms, a lounge bar, a restaurant and function rooms.
Matthew King, operations director for Hospitality Yorkshire, said: "The Durker Roods Hotel remains a very successful venue for banquets, weddings and functions and will continue to specialise in this market.
The Kings Inn Company, which owns Durker Roods at Meltham and the Tower House Hotel in Halifax, is now in the hands of administrators from Sheffield-based Abbey Taylor.