Definitions for "Misericord"
Keywords:  choir, stall, mercy, clergy, bracket
from the Latin word for "mercy" comes this term which refers to pivoting wooden brackets in choir stalls which lifted up to provide relief for clergy who had to stand during long church services. Misericords are often ornately carved and decorative.
A tiny shelf under a hinging seat in the choir to enable the user to get some support during lengthy standing periods of a service.
bracket placed on the underside of a hinged choir stall seat which, when turned up, provided the occupant of the seat with a support during long periods of standing. [translates as 'mercy'].
Keywords:  dagger, armor, intended, joints, thin
Thin dagger intended to penetrate joints in armor.