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round tower

In early Christian architecture, esp. in Ireland, a conically capped circular tower of stone construction; used for defense.
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And lo, and behold I there stood all three dogs--the one with eyes as large as saucers, the second with eyes as large as mill-wheels, and the third with eyes each as large as the Round Tower of Copenhagen.
They went hand in hand, as the old people had done when they were children; but not to the Round Tower, or to Friedericksberg; no, the little damsel wound her arms round the boy, and then they flew far away through all Denmark.
At all levels were the myriad poles surmounted by grinning skulls; but the two most prominent features of the city were the round tower of human skulls that Bradley had noted earlier in the day and another and much larger edifice near the center of the city.
The castle has eight round towers, semi-round and square towers that are distributed between the castle's walls.
But he trained very well on Sunday in Round Towers and hopefully with the week he'll be available for selection as well.
The author systematically searches the evidence for clues that could illuminate his subject, for example the varied forms of openings (supported by interesting maps) or the freestanding circular towers, for which he finds echoes in structures as distant as the round towers of St Michael of Hildesheim in Germany.
In Sunday''s Senior Cup 1st round Towers recorded a 6-0 blitz of Lord Raglan with hat tricks from Kyle Williams and Mike Vernon and James Taylor''s fine strike was supplemented by efforts from Chris Maddocks and Tunda Kintolu as Bridewell edged a 3-2 win against Railway Meols.
On my left the serpent Brean Down sunbathes under the balmy August sun and to my right the Grand Pier stands white, metallic, round towers, a phoenix for I remember the pathetic burnt-out shell but this is a temple of hope peering proudly onto the South Wales coast the decrepit old pier now but a ghost.
The three bedroom duplex at Sovereign's The Broch in Perth is inspired by Pictish round towers.
Round towers can be used individually or in groups within existing structures to redensify suburban space.
TALLINN, Estonia's fairytale capital with round towers and red pantiled roofs, is a shining tourist star of the emerging Baltic states.
Songs from Stones was shown to invited guests in a converted grain silo located in one of Beaumaris Castle's magnificent round towers.