martello tower

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a circular masonry fort for coastal defence

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Near the southern coastal entrance to the village is the Martello Tower, which also has a surprise on its roof - an Antony Gormley sculpture.
Alex Hales' gelding has shown more ability under rules than his rivals and was a respectable second to Irish raider Martello Tower at Warwick last time.
In the Albert Bartlett Novices' Hurdle, Martello Tower can provide owner Barry Connell with a noteworthy success.
Content with our towels and only seaweed for company we were able to keep our square on this ten metre beach for a good part of the afternoon until the creeping tide kissed our toes and Martello Tower cast its shadow upon us.
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.
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
James Joyce (1882-1941) based the opening of his novel Ulysses on a period in September 1904 when he spent a week living in a Martello Tower with Oliver Gogarty and Samuel Trench.
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.
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 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.
Set in Glasthule in south County Dublin and close to the Martello Tower and Forty Foot memorialized by Joyce in the opening episode of Ulysses, At Swim, Two Boys brings together two boys, Jim Mack and Doyler, whose ambition is to swim out as far as Muglins Rock to claim it for themselves.
MacGowran's claim (in 1973) that somewhere in Dublin "near the Martello Tower there is a house with a woman named Mrs.