Monodonta, no jaws, spire not prominent, no umbilicus, columella toothed.
Shell with pointed spire; a short pallial siphon.
Trochus, shell umbilicated, spire pointed and prominent, British.
A picturesque avenue leads to the church of St Mary, principally Early English and Perpendicular, with remains of Norman work, having a lofty tower surmounted by a spire, and containing several fine monuments, tombs and brasses.
He was also very judicious in the way in which he expended the limited money at his command; he did not fritter it away in an attempt to make the whole of a building remarkable, but devoted it chiefly to one part or feature, such as a spire or a rich scheme of internal decoration.
Apart from the spire, which was rebuilt in 1884, it consists of two parts of different styles and date.
Among the churches are the Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception (Roman Catholic), with a spire 236 ft.
The church of St Helen stands near the river, and its fine Early English tower with Perpendicular spire is the principal object in the pleasant views of the town from the river.
The Early English style is on the whole less well exemplified in the county, but Ashbourne church, with its central tower and lofty spire, contains beautiful details of this period, notably the lancet windows in the Cockayne chapel.
But there are forms in which the involution is " hyperstrophic," that is to say, the turns of the spire projecting but slightly, the spire, after flattening out gradually, finally becomes re-entrant and transformed into a false umbilicus; at the same time that part which corresponds to the umbilicus of forms with a normal coil projects and constitutes a false spire; the coil thus appears to be sinistral, although the asymmetry remains dextral, and the coil of the operculum (always the opposite to that of the shell) sinistral (e.g.
Rvg, Primarily right(subsequently the shell the spire comes to project on the right side, which was originally the left.
It is not certain that the projection of the spire to the originally left side of the shell has anything to do with the falling over of the shell to that side.
Spire of shell much reduced; two bipectinate ctenidia, the right being the smaller; no operculum.
Spire of shell much reduced; a single ctenidium.
Shell not nacreous, without umbilicus, with prominent spire and polished surface.
Shell with very low spire, without umbilicus, internal partitions frequently absorbed; a single ctenidium; a cephalic penis present.
Cyclophorus, shell umbilicated, with a short spire and horny operculum.
Shell with prominent spire; distant from right tentacle, generally appendiculated; brackish water or fluviatile.
Shell ventricose,with elongated aperture, and short spire; proboscis and siphon long;operculum with marginal nucleus.
Shell turriculated, with elongated spire; proboscis short; siphon rudimentary.
Summit of spire heterostrophic; a projection, the mentum, between head and foot; operculum present.
Shell with moderately long spire and canal, ornamented with ribs, often spiny; foot truncated anteriorly.
Shell thick, with short spire, last whorl large and canal short; aperture wide; operculum horny.
Shell ovoid, with short spire and folded columella; foot small, no operculum; siphon short.
Spire of shell prominent, aperture narrow, canal very short, columella crenelated; foot large.
Foot very large; without operculum; shell with short spire and longitudinal ribs; siphon long.
Shell fusiform, with elongated spire; margin of shell and mantle notched.
Shell conical, with very short spire, and narrow aperture with parallel borders; operculum unguiform.
Cephalic shield bifid posteriorly; margins of foot slightly developed; genital duct diaulic; visceral cornmissure streptoneur ous; shell thick, with prominent spire and elongated aperture; a horny operculum.
A.) Fleche (French for "arrow"), the term generally used in French architecture for a spire, but more especially employed to designate the timber spire covered with lead, which was erected over the intersection of the roofs over nave and transepts; sometimes these were small and unimportant, but in cathedrals they were occasionally of large dimensions, as in the fleche of Notre-Dame, Paris, where it is nearly ioo ft.
There are portions probably of the 12th and 13th centuries, but the bulk of the building is of the 17th century, and considerable additions, including the tower and spire, were made in the 19th.
Amongst the principal buildings are the fine Gothic parish church, with a spire 200 ft.
In Helix the spire forms a more or less obtuse-angled cone; there are above 1200 species, of which 24 are British.
In Succinea the cone of the spire is acute-angled; three species are British.
In Vitrina the spire is very flat and the surface glassy.
In Bulimus the spire is elongated with a pointed apex.
Planorbis has the spire of the shell in one plane.
Physa is smaller than Limnaeus and has the upper part of the spire much shorter.
Neritina has a very small spire, the terminal portion of the shell containing nearly the whole animal.
Parker in the Journal of the Royal Asiatic Society, Journal asiatique, Revue numismatique, Asiatic Quarterly, &c. (C. EL.) EPI, the French architectural term for a light finial, generally of metal, but sometimes of terra-cotta, e forming the termination of a spire or the angle of a roof.
Terrestrial and usually littoral; genital duct monaulic, the penis being connected with the aperture by an open or closed groove; shell with a prominent spire, the internal partitions often absorbed and the aperture denticulated.
Shell with short spire, and wide oval aperture; tentacles short.