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awl ter

  • n  the table in Christian churches where communion is given
  • n  a raised structure on which gifts or sacrifices to a god are made

  • Dorismond was "no altar boy," Giuliani reported, as if all non-altar boys are subject to summary execution on the sidewalks of New York.
  • Cracow's altar is not only the largest Gothic altar in Christendom, but the greatest masterpiece carved by Veit Stoss, the German sculptor who.
  • The abuse began one year later when he became an altar boy and continued until he was 15.
News & Articles


  • Barack Obama in Orlando Sentinel
    Repeatedly linking McCain to Bush, Obama said, "our president sacrificed investments in health care, and education, and energy and infrastructure on the altar of tax breaks for big corporations and wealthy CEOs."
  • Manmohan Singh in The Statesman
    Taking a swipe at "some impatient editorials about the sacrifice of growth at the altar of inflation control", Dr Singh said he sees no reason why India cannot sustain high growth while successfully curbing inflation.
  • Mike Huckabee in Washington Post
    I think I've probably been asked far more questions about my faith than Mitt Romney's been asked about his,Huckabee said. "Maybe I ought to be doing the 'God speech' out there. I might even include an altar call and an offering with mine."

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