Tower

A tower is a tall structure, usually taller than it is wide, often by a significant margin. Towers are distinguished from masts by their lack of guy-wires.

Towers are generally built to take advantage of their height, and can stand alone on the ground, or as part of a larger structure or device such as a fortified building or as an integral part of a bridge, the term also denoting a raised structure on a ship or other vehicle.

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New Zealand And South Seas Exhibition (1889)
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Famous quotes containing the word tower:

    What did it matter where you lay once you were dead? In a dirty sump or in a marble tower on top of a high hill? You were dead, you were sleeping the big sleep, you were not bothered by things like that. Oil and water were the same as wind and air to you.
    Raymond Chandler (1888–1959)

    With the noise of the mourning of the Swattish nation!
    Fallen is at length
    Its tower of strength;
    Its sun is dimmed ere it had nooned;
    Dead lies the great Ahkoond,
    The great Ahkoond of Swat
    Is not!
    George Thomas Lanigan (1845–1886)

    Shall I still be love’s house on the widdershin earth,
    Woe to the windy masons at my shelter?
    Love’s house, they answer, and the tower death
    Lie all unknowing of the grave sin-eater.
    Dylan Thomas (1914–1953)