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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.; on the right, twenty others, from Conflans to Ville-l'Evêque.
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.
Lope Y Fernandez, beaten 10 lengths in third on the South Downs, gave the form a shot in the arm when landing the Group 3 Round Tower Stakes at the Curragh on Friday.
The son of top sprint juvenile No Nay Never had the perfect campaign at two, following a maiden victory at the Curragh in August with a convincing win in the Round Tower Stakes at the same course the following month.
Unbeaten in two starts at six furlongs, most recently when shooting clear by nearly four lengths in the Group 3 Round Tower Stakes, Ten Sovereigns has not looked short of speed, which is reflected in his being the 8-1 favourite for the Commonwealth Cup at Royal Ascot next year.
The Round Tower was built in 1642 as part of the Trinitatis-complex, named after the Holy Trinity and designed to accommodate three things: The observatory at the top of the tower, the library on the floor above the Trinitatis Church and of course the church itself underneath.
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.