Spire sentence example
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.
Trochus, shell umbilicated, spire pointed and prominent, British.
In Vitrina the spire is very flat and the surface glassy.
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.Advertisement
The churches of Dethic, Wirksworth and Chesterfield are typical of the Perpendicular period; that of Wirksworth contains noteworthy memorial chapels, monuments and brasses, and that of Chesterfield is celebrated for its crooked spire.
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.
The Square chapel, erected by the Congregationalists in 18J7, is a striking cruciform building with a tower and elaborate crocketed spire.
In Bulimus the spire is elongated with a pointed apex.Advertisement
Can you see a church spire behind the wall?
It is beautifully placed near the river, and is a fine cruciform structure, partly Early English and partly Perpendicular, with a central tower and lofty octagonal spire.
Cephalic shield short, truncated posteriorly; eyes deeply embedded; three calcareous stomachal plates; shell external, with reduced spire.
Margins of foot well developed; eyes superficial; three chitinous stomachal plates; shell external, with reduced spire.
Planorbis has the spire of the shell in one plane.Advertisement
Neritina has a very small spire, the terminal portion of the shell containing nearly the whole animal.
The 17th-century spire was removed in 1707, and replaced by a square tower, which was rebuilt in 1797; the chancel was rebuilt in 1869.
York also possesses a large number of churches of special architectural interest, including All Saints, North Street, Early English, Decorated and Perpendicular, with a spire 120 ft.
It lies on a gentle eminence in the flat fen country, and the fine Perpendicular tower and spire of the church of St Mary are a landmark from far.
The Nikolaikirche is especially remarkable for its spire, which is 473 ft.Advertisement
It has a graceful tapering spire 402 ft.
Hamburg has comparatively few secular buildings of great architectural interest, but first among them is the new Rathaus, a huge German Renaissance building, constructed of sandstone in 1886-1897, richly adorned with sculptures and with a spire 33 o ft.
The massive and richly decorated square tower in the centre of the west façade, which for centuries terminated in a temporary spire, was completed in 1890, according to the original plans, by the addition of an octagonal storey and a tall open spire (528 ft.), the loftiest ecclesiastical erection in the world, outstripping the twin spires of Cologne cathedral by 21 ft.
It possesses the rare feature of two western towers, the one square and embattled, the other octagonal and bearing a short spire.
In 1561 St Paul's steeple and roof were destroyed by lightning, and the spire was never replaced.Advertisement
This circumstance allows us to test the date of certain views; thus Wyngaerde's map has the spire, but Agas's map is without it.
Opposite the Hotel de Ville is the fine church of St Pierre, in the form of a cross with a low tower to which the spire has never been added.
Saving that the upper half of the original spire was struck by lightning in 1671, and not rebuilt, the cathedral is complete at all points, but it underwent extensive repairs in the 19th century.
The church of St Mary the Virgin stands high, and is surmounted by a lofty spire; it shows good Decorated and Perpendicular work.
The Prospect was acquired and laid out by Kyrle, who also planted the fine elm avenues near the church; his house stands opposite the market house, where he disbursed his charities; he erected the church spire, and is buried in the chancel, where his grave remained without a monument until Pope called attention to the omission.
The chief public edifices include the county buildings; town hall, surmounted by a spire zoo ft.
The church of St Mary is of good Perpendicular work, with Early English tower and Decorated spire.
Of the Protestant churches the oldest is the Nikolaikirche, which dates from the 13th century; the fine cast-iron spire erected in 1843 had to be taken down in 1901.
Its west portal, the decoration of the spire of the tower, and its stained glass are among the features which make it one of the finest churches of the Rouen diocese.
The west front is flanked by two towers and the crossing is surmounted by a slender timber spire.
The principal public buildings are the Nikolai Kirche (built 1390, restored 1894), with a spire 2 9 5 ft.
The parish church of St John the Baptist, with its fine tower and spire, was built about the close of the 14th century, and, though largely restored, has a beautiful chancel, Lady chapel and baptistery.
The handsome town buildings, surmounted by a fine spire 226 ft.
The church of St Bartholomew is remarkable for a fine Early English tower surmounted by a Decorated spire; there are also beautiful Decorated windows and details in the body of the church, and a richly carved octagonal font.
The hollow filled with water, and the spire of the old church is still to be seen in the middle of the lake.
Amongst these are St James, Antrim Road; St Peter's Roman Catholic chapel, with its Florentine spire; Presbyterian churches in Fitzroy Avenue, and Elmwood Avenue, and the Methodist chapel, Carlisle Circus.
The church of St Nicholas, with a graceful tower and spire, is mainly Early English, but has Norman and later portions.
The church of All Saints is cruciform, with central tower and spire.
Amongst the principal buildings are the town house (1815), with a tower and spire; the town hall (1873); the library (1887) founded by James Moffat, a merchant of the burgh, and the Carnegie Park Orphanage, also provided from the same bequest.
The two old churches, St Michael's, the central tower and lofty spire of which rise from Norman arches, and Holy Rood, partly Decorated, are greatly modernized.
The church of St Peter is a fine building with Early English, Decorated and Perpendicular porticos, with a western tower and lofty spire.
The latter is a beautiful Renaissance structure, with a magnificent facade and a delicate spire, and contains a grand hall, the Kaisersaal, in which every Whit Monday a play, Der Meistertrunk, which commemorates the capture of the town by Tilly in 1631, is performed.
The present church of St Mary is in various styles, with a lofty tower and spire and carved timber roof.
The cathedral, remarkable in having three towers over the transept, one of which is surmounted by a fine spire, dates from the 14th and 15th centuries.
According to Heron and Geminus they were discussed under the name spire by Perseus (c. 200-100 B.C.), their sections were termed spiral sections, and are probably the same as the hippopede of Eudoxus.
The central tower terminates in a Gothic spire surmounted by a gilded bronze statue of St Michael.
The baptismal fonts date from the 12th century, and the curious spire in the form of an elongated pumpkin and covered with slates gives a fantastic and original appearance to the whole edifice.
Few more brilliant pieces of historical writing exist than his description of the coronation procession of Anne Boleyn through the streets of London, few more full of picturesque power than that in which he relates how the spire of St Paul's was struck by lightning; and to have once read is to remember for ever the touching and stately words in which he compares the monks of the London Charterhouse preparing for death with the Spartans at Thermopylae.
St Peter's (Roman Catholic) cathedral (begun 1839, consecrated 1844), Grecian in style, is a fine structure, with a graceful stone spire 224 ft.
The Public Walks forms a pleasant promenade parallel to the wall, and in the centre of it stands a picturesque octagonal Chapel of the Red Mount, exhibiting ornate Perpendicular work, and once frequented by pilgrims. The church of St Margaret, formerly the priory church, is a fine building with two towers at the west end, one of which was formerly surmounted by a spire, blown down in 1741.
The church of St Oswald is cruciform, Early English and later; a fine building' with a central tower and lofty octagonal spire.
Two striking churches face each other in Collins Street, the Scots church, a Gothic edifice with a lofty spire, and the Independent church, a fine Saracenic building with a massive campanile.
The church of St Luke is a beautiful building with Norman and Early English portions, but is mainly Decorated, with a western tower and spire.
The central steeple fell in 1506, but was rebuilt, the new tower with its spire reaching a height of 198 ft.
The parish church stands near the spire of the ancient church where, according to tradition, the treaty was made in 1297 with Edward I., by which Sir John Menteith undertook to betray Wallace to the English.
The greatest length of the main island, which slopes somewhat from west to east, is just a mile, and the greatest breadth less than a third of a mile, its average height 198 ft., and the highest point, crowned by the church, with a conspicuous spire, 216 ft.
Among several places of worship the chief is St Mary Magdalene's church; this has a north porch and windows dating from the 14th century, besides a lofty and slender spire; but it has been much altered by restoration.
Salford is the seat of a Roman Catholic bishopric, and its cathedral, St John's, with its spire of 240 ft., is the most noteworthy ecclesiastical building in the borough.
Mention may also be made of Mirepoix, once the seat of a bishopric, and possessing a cathedral (15th and 16th centuries) with a remarkable Gothic spire.
It is a square edifice with a large dome and lofty spire, the dome being raised upon a hall with three galleries, one above the other, so that from the floor to the top of the dome is over 300 ft.
Another church of the same name faces on the Largo do Machado and shows the peculiar combination of a Greek temple surmounted by a modern spire.
There is religious toleration in Brazil, but down to the organization of the republic no non-Catholic church or chapel was permitted to have a spire or other outward symbol of a place of worship.
Among the other noteworthy buildings of Freiburg are the palaces of the grand duke and the archbishop, the old town-hall, the theatre, the Kaufhaus or merchants' hall, a 16th-century building with a handsome façade, the church of St Martin, with a graceful spire restored 1880-1881, the new town-hall, completed 1901, in Renaissance style, and the Protestant church, formerly the church of the abbey of Thennenbach, removed hither in 1839.
From a little distance only the weather-beaten spire can be seen.
The church of St John the Baptist, with a lofty spire, is a good example of Decorated work, with Perpendicular additions.
Among the principal buildings are the town-house (1788), with a spire 125 ft.
Its public buildings include the parish church, in the Gothic style, St Brycedale United Free church, with a spire 200 ft.
The exchange (Borsen), on the quay to the east, is an ornate gabled building erected in 1619-1640, surmounted by a remarkable spire, formed of four dragons, with their heads directed to the four points of the compass, and their bodies entwining each other till their tai, come to a point at the top. To the south is the arsenal (Tbjhus) with a collection of ancient armour.
Adjacent is St Peter's church, built in a quasi-Gothic style, with a spire 256 ft.
It has a central tower surmounted by a spire of the 14th century, which necessitated the building of a massive stone screen across the chancel arch to support the piers.
The church of Our Lady (Frauenkirche) is a fine Gothic building of the 15th century, and has a beautifully sculptured doorway and a lattice spire 240 ft.
The church of St John is a fine building, Perpendicular and earlier in date, picturesquely placed on an elevation above the town, with a lofty tower and spire.
The church of St Hilary, destroyed by fire in 1853, had a very fine spire, which has been faithfully reproduced in the restored building.
The chief public building is the town hall (1760), a stately classic building surmounted by a lofty spire.
A slender spire rises above the crossing.
The church of St Elphin is a fine cruciform building with lofty central tower and spire.
The cathedral tower dating from the 11th century, illustrates the first step in the growth of the Gothic spire in Germany.
It has six Roman Catholic and four Evangelical churches (of which the Gothic Friedenskirche with a lofty spire, and the modern church of St Joseph, in the Romanesque style, are alone worth special mention); there are also a Mennonite and an Old Catholic church.
It possesses a famous painting of the Last Judgment, formerly attributed to Jan van Eyck, but probably by Memlinc. Among other ancient buildings of note are the beautiful Gothic town hall, surmounted by a graceful spire, the armoury (Zeughaus) and the Franciscan monastery, restored in 1871, and now housing the municipal picture gallery and a collection of antiquities.
The tower with its fine spire and west front was partially but carefully rebuilt in the 17th century.
In it is the masterpiece of the sculptor, Adam Krafft, consisting of a ciborium, or receptacle for the host, in the form of a florid Gothic spire 65 ft.
The church consists of a clerestoried nave and choir, with a western tower; the eastward extension of the choir, the construction of the retrochoir and other works were undertaken in 1900 and consecrated in 1905 as a memorial to Dr Walsham How, the first bishop. During restoration of the spire (the height of which is 247 ft.) in 1905, records of previous work upon it were discovered in a sealed receptacle in the weather-vane.
After waiting some time for the erection of a spire at Philadelphia, by means of which he hoped to bring down the electricity of a thunderstorm, he conceived the idea of sending up a kite among thunder-clouds.
The church of St Michael, standing high above the valley, is a fine embattled Perpendicular building with western tower and spire.
To the east the modern Gothic church of St Johannes, with a lofty spire, stands conspicuously on the Brunkebergsas, one of the highest points in the city.
The church of SS Peter and Paul, mainly Perpendicular, has a lofty and ornate tower and spire.
The church of St Dionysius is Decorated and Perpendicular, with a fine tower and spire.
Of a later date, though of no great pretensions to architectural merit, are the Petri-kirche with a lofty spire, the Franzosische-kirche and the Neue-kirche with dome-capped towers, on the Gendarmen-markt, and the round, Roman Catholic St Hedwigs - kirche behind the Opera-house.
The church of St Mary is a fine Gothic structure of the 13th century with five naves and a lofty spire.
The Mutiny Memorial, which was erected by the army before Delhi, is a rather poor specimen of a Gothic spire in red sandstone, while the memorial tablets are of inferior marble.
The county buildings (1867) have a tower and spire 112 ft.
The middle parish church (1759) in Cathcart Square is in the Classic style with a fine spire.
The church of St Mary is a fine cruciform building with western tower and spire.
The parish church of St James is a fine Perpendicular building, with a lofty spire, and a beautiful open-work roof over the nave.
Notre-Dame du Fort, the chief church, dates from the nth and 12th' centuries; irregular in plan, it is remarkable for a fine Romanesque tower and spire, and for the crenellated wall which partly surrounds it.
St Martin's, with a low tower and spire, close to the castle, is probably the oldest church in the town, but has been much modernized.
Its chief buildings are a fine town-hall with lofty clock-tower and spire (1889), containing the municipal offices, free library, &c.; the exchange, county court, Dorman memorial museum and Roman Catholic cathedral.
Near it in Constitution Street is St James's Episcopal church (1862-1869), in the Early English style by Sir Gilbert Scott, with an apsidal chancel and a spire 160 ft.
Other public edifices include the county buildings in the Tudor style, in front of which stands the monument to George, 8th marquess of Tweeddale (1787-1876), who was such an expert and enthusiastic coachman that he once drove the mail from London to Haddington without taking rest; the corn exchange, next to that of Edinburgh the largest in Scotland; the town house, with a spire 150 ft.
The modern Protestant cathedral of the Holy Trinity, generally called Christ Church, a plain structure with a lofty spire, occupies the site of the church built by the Danes in 1096, in the Mall.
Noticeable for its high roof, low tower and dwarf spire, the church consists of an aisleless nave, chancel (adorned with Chantrey's statue of the 1st duke) and transepts.
The upper part of the facade and the towers were afterwards completed in accordance with a different plan, and the spire on the north tower was added in 1435.
The parish church dates from 1570, but has been much altered, and the spire was added in 1831.
Among others may be mentioned the new Gothic Petrikirche, with a lofty spire, in the south suburb.
Among other noteworthy buildings in this quarter must be noted the Johannisstift, an asylum for the relief of the aged poor, with a handsome front and slender spire.
The church of Long Sutton, besides its fine Norman nave, possesses an Early English tower and spire which is comparable with the very early specimen at Oxford cathedral.
As the birthplace and residence of Krishna, it is the most sacred spot in this part of India, and its principal temple is visited annually by many thousand pilgrims. The approach from the sea is by a fine flight of stone steps, and the great spire rises to a height of 150 ft.
The church of St Mary has a fine decorated tower and spire; the rest of the fabric dates from 1828.
It is cruciform with a lofty central tower and spire, the latter considered to be a direct development of the early spire of the cathedral at Oxford.
The church of St Peter and St Mary is Decorated and Early English, with a lofty tower and wooden spire.
Its massive tower, crowned with a spire, is 152 ft.
Among the principal buildings are the church of St Mary, a Decorated and Perpendicular structure, with lofty tower and spire; the Roman Catholic academy named St Peter's Priory, and a grammar school.
The predominance of stone and brick as building materials, the dominating cathedral spire, and the well-planted parks, avenues and private gardens, recall the aspect of an English residential town.
Gilbert Scott in Early English style, with a tower and spire 2 4 0 ft.
Above is a broad low broach spire over squared bell stage with open balustrade; all of tower covered in wooden shingles.
It underwent extensive enlargement between 1290 and 1340 when the south aisle and Lady Chapel, and the tower and spire were added.
Fortunately, the tower and spire were retained, keeping for our city its third spire for which we are now famed.
This one was built in the 13th century and used to have a spire, which was destroyed by lightning in the 17th century.
Burton's original church had a narrow octagonal spire, set back behind the embattled parapet.
Famous for the crooked spire of its Parish Church, Chesterfield is also home to one of the largest open-air markets in the country.
Perhaps the worst result of the storm locally was the destruction of the lofty spire of Foxearth parish church.
He used a 13th to 14th century Gothic style with a tall slender spire.
The upper stage is pierced with eight circular openings, two on each face, and it is capped by a low pyramidal spire.
On top of the tower is an unusual octagonal shingled spire.
Then there's the Cathedral itself, a towering gothic beauty boasting the tallest spire in France.
At one corner of the church is a tower, surmounted by a lofty spire.
The tower has two bells, and is crowned by a wooden spire.
Above these at the base of the broach spire are clock faces, the clock a gift of 1885.
Many of the guest rooms in the main house have views of the cathedral spire.
The copper spire over the crossing also dates from that time.
A small stone spire crowns the top of the tower.
Each spire is surmounted by a statue six and a half feet high.
The church built in the year 1584, is a handsome structure with a spire steeple.
It has an embattled western tower, with spire containing five bells.
He rejects the attempt to explain human personality as " generated by the material molecular aggregate of its own unaided latent power," and affirms that the " universe where the human spirit is more at home than it is among these temporary collocations of matter" is " a universe capable of infinite development, of noble contemplation, and of lofty joy, long after this planet - nay the whole solar system - shall have fulfilled its present spire of destiny, and retired cold and lifeless upon its endless way " (pp. 199-200).
In plan it is an immense rotunda surrounded by a wide aisle, and approached by a double portico; the rotunda is covered with a dome taken from that of the Pantheon in Rome; on this a second dome stands, set on a lofty drum, and this second dome is crowned by a tall spire.
Among Wren's city churches the most noteworthy are St Michael's, Cornhill; St Bride's, Fleet Street, and St Mary-le-Bow, Cheapside, the latter remarkable for its graceful spire; and St Stephen's, Walbrook, with a plain exterior, but very elaborate and graceful interior.
Among the churches are the Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception (Roman Catholic), with a spire 236 ft.
This, however, is not generally retained in one plane, and the spire projects, little by little, on the side which was originally left, but finally becomes right (in dextral forms, with a clockwise direction, if viewed from the side of the spire; but counter-clockwise in sinistral forms).
Shell with very low spire, without umbilicus, internal partitions frequently absorbed; a single ctenidium; a cephalic penis present.
Shell ventricose, with short spire, and wide aperture; no varices and no operculum; foot very broad, with projecting anterior angles; siphon long.
Spire of shell prominent, aperture narrow, canal very short, columella crenelated; foot large.
Cephalic shield broad, thick and simple; shell wholly internal, thin, spire much reduced, aperture very large.
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.
Shell ovoid, with short spire, wide aperture and folded columella; inferior pallial lobe thick; visceral commissure still twisted.
Shell with medium spire, external or partly covered by the mantle; genital aperture below the right posterior tentacle; genital apparatus generally provided with a dart-sac and multifid vesicles.
The massive and richly decorated square tower in the centre of the west faÃ§ade, which for centuries terminated in a temporary spire, was completed in 1890, according to the original plans, by the addition of an octagonal storey and a tall open spire (528 ft.), the loftiest ecclesiastical erection in the world, outstripping the twin spires of Cologne cathedral by 21 ft.
Among the other noteworthy buildings of Freiburg are the palaces of the grand duke and the archbishop, the old town-hall, the theatre, the Kaufhaus or merchants' hall, a 16th-century building with a handsome faÃ§ade, the church of St Martin, with a graceful spire restored 1880-1881, the new town-hall, completed 1901, in Renaissance style, and the Protestant church, formerly the church of the abbey of Thennenbach, removed hither in 1839.
Burton 's original church had a narrow octagonal spire, set back behind the embattled parapet.
It is a large church with a spire recessed in the west tower.
Then there 's the Cathedral itself, a towering gothic beauty boasting the tallest spire in France.
What do you think is the name of the building on the right with the tall spire?
Its central tower carries a remarkable twisted spire of wood covered with lead, 230 ft.
The church of St Peter is Perpendicular, with a lofty tower and spire.
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.
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.
Spire of shell much reduced; a single ctenidium.
Lanistes, shell sinistral, spire short or obsolete.
Shell with prominent spire; distant from right tentacle, generally appendiculated; brackish water or fluviatile.
Spire of shell somewhat elongated; mantle-border fringed; viviparous; fluviatile.
Shell with short spire, carinate and pointed.
Shell turriculated, with elongated spire; proboscis short; siphon rudimentary.
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.
Shell fusiform, with elongated spire; margin of shell and mantle notched.
The visceral hump is low and not drawn out into a spire.
The northern has a low spire.
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 Succinea the cone of the spire is acute-angled; three species are British.
Physa is smaller than Limnaeus and has the upper part of the spire much shorter.
Amongst the principal buildings are the fine Gothic parish church, with a spire 200 ft.
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.
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.
Spire of shell much reduced; two bipectinate ctenidia, the right being the smaller; no operculum.