Noun(1) a tall tower that forms the superstructure of a building (usually a church or temple
(1) Initially in Norman style, it developed into a great Gothic cathedral with a towering spire , the largest church in England and third largest in Europe.(2) The great tree is an ancient spire of dead wood, made of lignin and cellulose by the ancestors of the thin layer of living cells that go to constitute its bark.(3) New light has been shed on the cathedral spire and tower which, at 404 ft is the tallest masonry structure in Britain, by tree ring dating.(4) When viewed from above, the shells appear to represent small piles of pebbles, with the smallest ones on the upper spire and the largest ones on the body whorl.(5) St Peter's church is prominently situated in the town of Drogheda, Co Louth and has a distinctive clock tower and spire .(6) Much of the repair work centres on the spire of the church where water has been leaking into tower and rotting the foundations.(7) The morphology of the upper spire of the Jamaican species is not known.(8) One of the best shots in the film is of a church spire which pans up to reveal the minaret of the mosque just behind.(9) Seres started to forge a chant and the flower was concealed within a spire of red light.(10) The Towers themselves appear to have been built from east to west, with each successive spire rising taller and showing greater economy of form and construction methodology.(11) We could see a proliferation of white towers, minaret answering church spire .(12) The animal crawled with the spire of the shell facing backwards, unlike pre-torted Bellerophontids.(13) Inspection of the literature reveals that a number of fossil species of cerithiform gastropods have a high-pyramidal spire like that of Alamirifica.(14) To assure a robust flower spire , feed plants in late winter or early spring with a balanced dry fertilizer or a top dressing of well-rotted manure or compost.(15) They include a white or orchre-painted cone surmounted by a tapering spire and standing on a square pedestal.(16) Most of the infrastructure is completed, including the framework for the spire on the abbey tower.
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