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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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the dog there had two eyes, each as large as the Round Tower at Copenhagen, spinning round in his head like wheels.
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.
On the left, Issy, Vanvres, Vaugirarde, Montrouge, Gentilly, with its round tower and its square tower, etc.
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.
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The dad of four was a dedicated member of Round Towers GAA having played and coached for the team as well as serving as chairman and on the committee.
The castle has eight round towers, semi-round and square towers that are distributed between the castle's walls.
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.