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martello tower

A defensive tower of the 16th century; of Italian origin and usually circular.
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Distinct dextral shear zones, with offsets of a few metres, striking ~235[degrees] approximately parallel to regional cleavage, are visible at the Martello Tower location.
Venues as diverse as the National Gallery, Houses of Parliament, Manchester's National Football Museum and Bridgewater Hall, Whipsnade Zoo, Dove Cottage and Jaywick Martello Tower will host events.
Before we meet either the main character of the story or the woman he marries who he thinks can save him, Amy Foster, Conrad gives us such a precise geography of the area that we could draw a map of where the towns of Darnford and Colebrook are in relation to a "barren beach" of shingle, a squat Martello tower, a dilapidated windmill and the village of Brenzett.
Opening on June 11 at the Jaywick Martello Tower in Essex, the artwork responds to the Martello Towers of England's East Coast and to the 'land's end' psyche of their coastal communities but in doing so it connects to the nation's ongoing state of alert against enemies both seen and unseen.
There are the Sydney residences of the Prime Minister and Governor General, a naval base at Woolloomooloo, a Martello tower fort called Fort Dennison or Pinchgut, where convicts were incarcerated and their girth reduced by their paltry - not poultry - diet
Perhaps it was his childhood memories of seeing old iron cannon sticking out of the sand on the beach - as a sevenyear-old, he lived near a Martello tower in a town on the south coast and when Napoleon threatened to invade, the defensive forts bristled with the things.
This was right around the time of the creation of the Joyce Museum at the Martello Tower in Sandycove and Montague interjects his tale because it seems that every good Irishman knows a story involving someone who was oft mentioned in the same breath as James Joyce.
Time will be available to visit the Reversing Falls Rapids, Martello Tower and other sites of the city.
The Mystery of the Martello Tower (A Hazel Frump Adventure) written by Jennifer Lanthier HarperTrophy Canada, 2006 978-0-00-639523-2 (pb) $15.
The star still remembers the first house he bought with his earnings from U2 - the landmark Martello Tower in Bray, Co Wicklow, where himself and wife Ali lived before they had children.
The Fragile Forts caters for a broad readership, including military historians; those inspired by the architecture of the fixed defences such as the Martello tower on Fort benison; those gunners fascinated by the vast array of ordnance; and others who simply have an abiding interest in the spectacular heritage of Sydney harbour.