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lookout tower

[′lu̇k‚au̇t ‚tau̇·ər]
(engineering)
In marine operations, any tower surmounted by a small house in which a watch is habitually kept, as distinguished from an observation tower in which no watch is kept.

belvedere

belvedere, 1 of the Vatican
1. A rooftop pavilion from which a vista can be enjoyed.
2. A gazebo.
3. A mirador.
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The century and double metric century riders climb from Route 9 to the lookout tower in the Quabbin Reservation at the 44-mile mark, then descend to Belchertown, where the two long routes diverge.
One drawing, a mountain view that seems to aim for a tempestuous sublime (the press release quotes Cormac McCarthy), is paired with a jerry-built plywood lookout tower dotted with evidence of previous inhabitants, from postcards to a cowhide to ink-jet prints featuring images of soldiers.
Seven Palestinians sneaked into southern Israel from Gaza by way of a tunnel and attacked an Israeli tank crew and a lookout tower, killing two soldiers.
Built in 1889, the Studers' home was originally located across the street near the Oak Island Lighthouse, where crews watched from the still-present lookout tower for ships in distress.
"The building has two major 'bookends.' On the north end, we have the Wilson River Bridge, and on the south end in the entry plaza is a full-size replica forest lookout tower. When visitors come away from their visit, they are going to remember this bridge and the incredible forest and river views it will offer."
The buildings exhibited include Heikkinen & Komonen's cultural centre in Kuhmo which has an asymmetrically sloping turf roof growing heather and lingonberry, the Karsamaki shingle church by Anssi Lassila, built using eighteenth-century methods, a luminous chapel in Turku by Matti Sanaksenaho with a timber structure clad in copper, and the lookout tower in Helsinki by Ville Hara composed of a strong but light meshed shell structure of timber strips (AR December 2003).
After Upheaval Bottom and Hardscrabble Bottom, we get off our bikes for a hike out to Fort Bottom, a well-preserved Anasazi lookout tower. A little while later we're setting up our tents at Potato Bottom as Robby prepares a delicious feast.
One rainy night be saved the life of a crewman who was trapped on the submarine's lookout tower. It took 50 years for George to talk about his service.
Back up in the open air, Jacob's Ladder is a hillside flight of 274 steps taking you from the bottom of Britain's deepest gorge to the very top, where there's a Lookout Tower and clifftop walk.
This brings her to the attention of young Israeli border guard Youssef (Maher Bsaibes) in his lookout tower. As dialogue fortunately takes the time to explain for the benefit of international viewers, he's a Druze or Israeli Arab and presumably has mixed feelings about "the enemy" across the border.
Walker blew out the family room and lookout tower with an industrial-style, split-face concrete block on the exterior and smooth block on the interior.
It has an unusual, front staircase tower, flat roofed and weatherboarded and with five window vantage points to each external side, reminiscent of a beachside lookout tower and undoubtedly appealing in its slightly foreign look - even in landlocked Sutto n.