fane


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fane

(feɪn)
n
(Architecture) archaic or poetic a temple or shrine
[C14: from Latin fānum]

fane

(feɪn)

n.
1. a temple.
2. Archaic. a church.
[1350–1400; Middle English < Latin fānum temple, sanctuary]
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"Horns of Elfland" never sounded more sweetly around hoary castle and ruined fane than those vesper calls of the robins from the twilight spruce woods and across green pastures lying under the pale radiance of a young moon.
With the snake-like writhings of an idea he glided into another female heart; but this seemed to him like a large holy fane.* The white dove of innocence fluttered over the altar.
So this fane is upheld by several hundred acquisitions procured in that peculiar way.
Love should be the vestal fire of some mighty temple--some vast dim fane whose organ music is the rolling of the spheres.
The idol was partly concealed by the foliage of a tree which stood near, and whose leafy boughs drooped over the pile of stones, as if to protect the rude fane from the decay to which it was rapidly hastening.
They rose up and confronted the midnight intruder on every side-- they stared at him with stony eyes from unlooked-for nooks and recesses; they peered at him over fragmentary heaps far down the desolate corridors; they barred his way in the midst of the broad forum, and solemnly pointed with handless arms the way from the sacred fane; and through the roofless temple the moon looked down, and banded the floor and darkened the scattered fragments and broken statues with the slanting shadows of the columns.
No rays from the holy heaven come down On the long night-time of that town; But light from out the lurid sea Streams up the turrets silently - Gleams up the pinnacles far and free - Up domes - up spires - up kingly halls - Up fanes - up Babylon-like walls - Up shadowy long-forgotten bowers Of scultured ivy and stone flowers - Up many and many a marvellous shrine Whose wreathed friezes intertwine The viol, the violet, and the vine.
There open fanes and gaping graves Yawn level with the luminous waves ; But not the riches there that lie In each idol's diamond eye - Not the gaily-jewelled dead Tempt the waters from their bed ; For no ripples curl, alas!
She added: "Milly still hasn't come home, she can't stop crying after she saw Fane. She's really scared.
Olive, a 14-year-old pug who had been inside the kennel with Fane at the time was not stabbed, but is understood to have been put down as a result of serious injuries.
"Currently, however, we are carrying out pre-planned works in the Acklam area and staff were able to visit the site on Fane Grove when the matter was reported to us and have patched over the hole.