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The writer is playing with definitions a little, the room has the form of a chapel and has been a chapel in Norman times, but has now been restored to meet a non-ecclesiastical purpose and no longer has the function of a chapel. This is why it has the built features of a chapel, but not the furnishings of one. This causes a dissonance where the form is ...


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‘Colours and cap’ refers to the racing ‘silks’ worn by the jockeys to aid identification during the race. The colours are registered to the horse-owners, in the UK the register is kept by the British Horseracing Authority. Source The length of straight track, from the final bend to the finish line is called the ‘Home Straight’. So their homeward journey ...


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The stained-glass windows, raftered roof, and solemn character of the architecture gave the illusion of being a chapel. But that was all. Nothing else about the room looked like a chapel. The illusion ended after those three things.


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