The church of St Michael has a Norman square embattled tower surmounted by a spire, and an apsidal chancel.
Monodonta, no jaws, spire not prominent, no umbilicus, columella toothed.
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.
Trochus, shell umbilicated, spire pointed and prominent, British.
Shell with pointed spire; a short pallial siphon.
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.
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.
Shell not nacreous, without umbilicus, with prominent spire and polished surface.
Shell semi-globular, with short spire; operculum calcareous, not spiral.
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.
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.
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.
Rvg, Primarily right(subsequently the shell the spire comes to project on the right side, which was originally the left.
Spire of shell much reduced; two bipectinate ctenidia, the right being the smaller; no operculum.
Cyclophorus, shell umbilicated, with a short spire and horny operculum.
Spire of shell somewhat elongated; mantle-border fringed; viviparous; fluviatile.
Shell with short spire; no siphon.
Shell with short spire, carinate and pointed.
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 ovoid, with short spire and folded columella; foot small, no operculum; siphon short.
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.
In Succinea the cone of the spire is acute-angled; three species are British.
In Bulimus the spire is elongated with a pointed apex.
Amongst the principal buildings are the fine Gothic parish church, with a spire 200 ft.
Its central tower carries a remarkable twisted spire of wood covered with lead, 230 ft.
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.
Spire of shell much reduced; a single ctenidium.
Shell with prominent spire; distant from right tentacle, generally appendiculated; brackish water or fluviatile.
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.
In Helix the spire forms a more or less obtuse-angled cone; there are above 1200 species, of which 24 are British.
In Vitrina the spire is very flat and the surface glassy.
Planorbis has the spire of the shell in one plane.
Neritina has a very small spire, the terminal portion of the shell containing nearly the whole animal.
The cruciform church of St Mary, with a central tower and short spire, is in great part Early English, with Perpendicular additions; but considerable traces of a Norman building were revealed during a modern restoration.
Lanistes, shell sinistral, spire short or obsolete.
K, Opening of the albuphrodite duct, which very soon becomes miniparous gland into P Y the hermaphrodite entwined in the spire of a gland - the duct.
Cephalic disk enlarged anteriorly, forming an open tube posteriorly; shell external, thick, with p:ominent spire; no operculum.
Physa is smaller than Limnaeus and has the upper part of the spire much shorter.
San Pietro de' Cassinensi (outside the Porta Romana) is a basilica with nave and aisles, founded in the beginning of the i 1th century by San Pietro Vincioli on the site of a building of the 6th century, and remarkable for its conspicuous spire, its ancient granite and marble columns, its walnut stall-work of 1535 by Stefano de' Zambelli da Bergamo, and its numerous pictures (by Perugino, &c.).
Thus, in spite of its having been approved by the king, this design was happily abandoned - much to Wren's disgust; and he prepared another scheme with a similar treatment of a dome crowned by a spire, which in 1675 was ordered to be carried out.