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Cella  n.  (Arch.) The part inclosed within the walls of an ancient temple, as distinguished from the open porticoes.

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"Cella" Quotes from Famous Books

... mingled with fragments of huge sphinxes, at the foot of yonder vase-shaped mass of bricks? He seemed to see the entire colossal statue standing again between the huge, crouching beasts. Farther on a beautiful headless statue of a woman had been discovered in the cella of a sepulchre, and he beheld it, again whole, with features expressive of grace and strength smiling upon life. The inscriptions also became perfect; he could read and understand them at a glance, as if living among those dead ones of two thousand years ...
— The Three Cities Trilogy, Complete - Lourdes, Rome and Paris • Emile Zola

... was the darndest place," added Bijah; then both men bestirred themselves helpfully, the former hurrying to Miss Cella while the latter brought up the cart and made a bed of hay ...
— Under the Lilacs • Louisa May Alcott

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