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Temple

(London) was once the seat of the Knights Templars. (See above.)

Temple

The place under inspection, from the Latin verb tueor, to behold, to look at. It was the space marked out by the Roman augurs as the field of observation. When augurs made their observations they marked out a space within which the sign was to occur. Rather remarkable is it that the Greek theos and Latin deus are nouns from the verbs theaomai and tueor, meaning the “presence” in this space marked out by the augurs.

Temple

(A). A kind of stretcher, used by weavers for keeping Scotch carpeting at its proper breadth during weaving. The weaver's temple is a sort of wooden rule with teeth of a pothook form.

Source: Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, E. Cobham Brewer, 1894
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