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Monk

A monk is a member of a male religious community that is usually separated from the outside world.

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Nun

A nun is a member of a female religious community. Mr. Thomas was taught by the Catholic nuns whose school he attended to work and study hard.

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Monastery

A monastery is a building or collection of buildings in which monks live.

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Convent

A convent is a building in which a community of nuns live.

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Round tower

are early medieval stone towers of a type found mainly in Ireland

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Scriptorium

a room, as in a monastery, library, or other institution, where manuscripts are stored, read, or copied.

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Refectory

A refectory is a large room in a monastery or other institution, where meals are served and eaten.

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Cell

A cell is a small room in which a prisoner is locked. A cell is also a small room in which a monk or nun lives.

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Scribe

In the days before printing was common, a scribe was a person who wrote copies of things such as letters or documents.

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Vellum

Vellum is strong paper of good quality for writing on.

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Parchment

the skin of sheep, goats, etc., prepared for use as a material on which to write.

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Quill

A quill is a pen made from a bird's feather.

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Dark ages

the period in European history from about a.d. 476 to about 1000.

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Golden ages

the most flourishing period in the history of a nation, literature, etc.

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Vikings

any of the Scandinavian pirates who plundered the coasts of Europe from the 8th to 10th centuries.