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round tower

In early Christian architecture, esp. in Ireland, a conically capped circular tower of stone construction; used for defense.
References in classic literature ?
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.
The man in his 40s won the prize after buying a Lotto Quick Pick ticket at the Applegreen Round Tower Service Station in Corduff, Lusk, Co Dublin.
O'Brien announced the news after Intelligence Cross won the Round Tower Stakes yesterday and he added: "Intelligence Cross might go for VVCONTINUES page 2
A crack at the Round Tower Stakes on Sunday or next month's Mill Reef Stakes at Newbury will be next for the winner.
Martin's video shows the castle's impressive solitary round tower as well as the inner ward and outer bailey, which are separated by a tidal moat and connected with a gatehouse and drawbridge.
Period dramas Rebecca, The Round Tower and the aforementioned Pride and Prejudice brought her fame.
While those of a more historical persuasion can visit the Rundetaarn, the round tower that's the oldest functioning observatory in Europe, or the Viking Ship museum.
The view from the top of the Round Tower looking towards Windsor town centre with Middle and Lower Ward on Chapel Hill, centre , and St George''s Chapel, right