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steeple

1. a tall ornamental tower that forms the superstructure of a church, temple, etc.
2. such a tower with the spire above it

Steeple

A tall ornamental structure terminating in a spire and surmounting the tower of a church or public building.

steeple

[′stē·pəl]
(architecture)
A tall, tapering structure atop a church tower.

steeple

A tall ornamental structure; a tower, composed of a series of stories diminishing in size, and topped by a small pyramid, spire, or cupola.
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Such an occurrence, of course, attracted universal attention, and every little old gentleman who sat in a leather-bottomed arm-chair turned one of his eyes with a stare of dismay upon the phenomenon, still keeping the other upon the clock in the steeple.
But the little chap seized him at once by the nose; gave it a swing and a pull; clapped the big chapeau de-bras upon his head; knocked it down over his eyes and mouth; and then, lifting up the big fiddle, beat him with it so long and so soundly, that what with the belfry-man being so fat, and the fiddle being so hollow, you would have sworn that there was a regiment of double-bass drummers all beating the devil's tattoo up in the belfry of the steeple of Vondervotteimittiss.
It was evident, however, that just at this moment the fellow in the steeple was doing something that he had no business to do with the clock.
And to make matters still more distressing, the rascally little scape-grace in the steeple was evidently exerting himself to the utmost.
Let us proceed in a body to the borough, and restore the ancient order of things in Vondervotteimittiss by ejecting that little fellow from the steeple.
Picture, TREVOR ROBERTS The new owners of Highgate brewery in Walsall: (front) Taaron Uppal, and Kulvinder Uppal, with (back, from left) Wayne Toon, Gareth McNaughton and Paul Steeples TR030707BREW-2
But at least her break is giving her time to start her management training - she's now trying to get her keyboard player's band The Steeples gigs and a record deal.
The principal glass skylight reaches its highest point with a 'spire' that echoes the steeples that are characteristic of the city's old town skyline.
Two of the Under 12s picked up special awards - Nathan Richardson for being picked for the Kirklees squad, and Jordan Steeples won the players' player award.
Perhaps in those times when the church leaves its stained glass and steeples and takes to the streets vigiling for peace or joining the community in walking for hunger or heat banks.
The bells they sound on Bredon, And still the steeples hum.
"One of the them shouted, 'You're so anorexic'," says passer-by Matthew Steeples.