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  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Calefactory  \Cal`e*fac"to*ry\,  a.  [L.  calefactorius.] 
  Making  hot;  producing  or  communicating  heat. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Calefactory  \Cal`e*fac"to*ry\,  n. 
  1.  (Eccl.)  An  apartment  in  a  monastery,  warmed  and  used  as  a 
  sitting  room 
 
  2.  A  hollow  sphere  of  metal,  filled  with  hot  water,  or  a 
  chafing  dish,  placed  on  the  altar  in  cold  weather  for  the 
  priest  to  warm  his  hands  with 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  calefactory 
  adj  :  serving  to  heat;  "a  heating  pad  is  calefactory"  [syn:  {calefactive}, 
  {heating}] 




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