steeple


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Synonyms for steeple

spire

Synonyms for steeple

a tall tower that forms the superstructure of a building (usually a church or temple) and that tapers to a point at the top

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Do you see, close to the college, a large house with steeples, turrets, built in a handsome Gothic style, as that fool, M.
This object is situated in the steeple of the House of the Town Council.
Opposite the Varnum gate, where the road fell away toward the Corbury valley, the church reared its slim white steeple and narrow peristyle.
The building is five hundred feet long by one hundred and eighty wide, and the principal steeple is in the neighborhood of four hundred feet high.
In short, they were very often in his ears, and very often in his thoughts, but always in his good opinion; and he very often got such a crick in his neck by staring with his mouth wide open, at the steeple where they hung, that he was fain to take an extra trot or two, afterwards, to cure it.
I am bringing it from the frownery - the one over there with the gilded steeple.
Then 'it came into his head, "How if the steeple itself should fall?
He seesawed on the mizzenmast of his craft as safe as a Steeple Jack rigged to the flagpole of a skyscraper.
When the eagles of Napoleon Bonaparte, the Corsican upstart, were flying from Provence, where they had perched after a brief sojourn in Elba, and from steeple to steeple until they reached the towers of Notre Dame, I wonder whether the Imperial birds had any eye for a little corner of the parish of Bloomsbury, London, which you might have thought so quiet, that even the whirring and flapping of those mighty wings would pass unobserved there?
At length the high white steeple of the town met my eyes.
Gradgrind, and was first able to tell the time upon a dial-plate, from studying the steeple clock of St.
While it roared through the steeple of St George's Church, and twirled all the cowls in the neighbourhood, it made a swoop to beat the Southwark smoke into the jail; and, plunging down the chimneys of the few early collegians who were yet lighting their fires, half suffocated them.
Probably; and those steeples, pointed and sculptured, that we catch a glimpse of yonder, are similar to those that I have heard described at Chambord.
All they could see was a mass of towers and steeples behind the green walls, and high up above everything the spires and dome of the Palace of Oz.
No towers or steeples or domes showed above the enclosure, nor was any living thing to be seen as our friends drew near.