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Word: obelisk

Definition: tall column tapering(becoming gradually narrower toward the end) and ending in a pyramid


Sentences Containing 'obelisk'

A Bronze Age titular figure of Kukunnis (KWKWN), son of Lykos (RWQQ), left an inscribed hieroglyphic obelisk for the governor of Byblos; and, as ruler of Wilusa (Ilion), he was commanded in correspondence by Hittite Muwatalli II (father of Mursili III), to "adopt an heir" named Alaksandu for the throne.
A granite obelisk monument to the men of the 392nd Bomb Group and stands well maintained and cared for in a small plot just off the airfield on the road to Beeston.
Both athletes were presented with an obelisk-shaped, acrylic trophy for the achievement.
Constructed of granite from the Bunker Hill Monument quarry, the obelisk was constructed to replace the original Franklin family gravestones which had been in poor condition.
Construction of the obelisk than commenced and was finished in August 1963.
Here and there rose a white or silvery figure in the waste garden of the earth, here and there came the sharp vertical line of some cupola or obelisk.
His signature detailing is evident in the obelisk pylons with sconced light fixtures, ornate railings, and Art Deco piers.
In many cases the monument took the form of a simple obelisk, often surmounted by a gallic cock or a croix de guerre and perhaps embellished with a laurel, or some other symbol, and those communes who were able to afford more opted for a sculptural work, this sometimes an individual work by a sculptor but very often a work that was mass-produced and marketed by some of France's large foundries and marbreries.
In the memory of Kondratenko's courage, the Japanese erected a granite obelisk on the spot of his death.
Monument of Florian Straszewski also at Planty Park is an obelisk erected in honor of co-originator of the Park and made by Edward Stehlik in 1874.
Near the eastern end, Leipziger Strasse traversed Dönhoffplatz, named after Prussian general lieutenant Alexander von Dönhoff (1683–1742), where an obelisk marked the zero point of the mileage on the road to Potsdam.
Not all cards are active on all continents; for example Obelisk is referred to as inactive on Seven Cities until partway through "Deadhouse Gates".
On the end of the wings are light posts that are eight feet away from the center obelisk; the northern post is inscribed 1861, and the southern post 1865.
Prominently displayed in the Burying Ground is an obelisk erected in 1827 to the parents and relatives of Benjamin Franklin who was born in Boston and is buried in Philadelphia.
The black obelisk memorial stone on his grave, prominent on the cemetery of St.
The center obelisk has three different Confederate flags in copper relief on its top.
The Chavin culture is also noted for the spectacular murals and carvings found its main religious site of Chavin de Huantar; these works include the Raimondi Stela, the Lanzón, and the Tello Obelisk.
The fountain, which no longer emits water, is a obelisk with wings that double as benches.
The largest of them, the Lateran Obelisk, was more than high.
The MacRae Monument or memorial near the village was built around 1750 by John Swan and is of the Corinthian style, with alcove, urns and obelisk.
The Marseille Memorial is a steel obelisk commemorating the deaths of 1.5 million Armenians in Ottoman Empire during the Armenian Genocide in 1915.
The monument consists of a 117.7m obelisk on a 45m square platform at a height of 17m, the goblet yard. The obelisk itself is clad with Italian marble.
The monument is a four-sided obelisk approximately tall.
The monument is a high stone obelisk that is the tallest human-made structure in Vermont.
The name “Lahaie” is commemorated on the Liénard obelisk in the Jardin des Pamplemousses, Mauritius.
The obelisk and flame symbolize the Indonesia people's struggle for independence.
The obelisk was erected in September 1822 to provide an eye-catcher in the vistas; it is a Roman obelisk, not an Egyptian one, erected under the Emperor Hadrian in the early 2nd century, as part of a memorial to his beloved Antinous outside the Porta Maggiore.
The obelisk-like memorial is rough-hewn everywhere, except for the panels on the north, south, and east faces where the names of the dead are carved.
The oldest monument in Romania stands in the middle of the park, the Obelisk of Lions (1834), a tall obelisk, dedicated to the Law of Organic Rules, the first law on political, administrative and juridical organization in Romanian Principalities.
The orchards of the Pincio were laid out with wide gravelled allées ("viali") that are struck through dense "boschi" to unite some pre-existing features: one "viale" extends a garden axis of the Villa Medici to the obelisk ("illustration, left") placed at the center of radiating "viali".
There was a long-legged young man with a very little empty donkey-cart, standing near the Obelisk, in the Blackfriars Road, whose eye I caught as I was going by, and who, addressing me as 'Sixpenn'orth of bad ha'pence,' hoped 'I should know him agin to swear to'--in allusion, I have no doubt, to my staring at him.
Topping an obelisk which for some time was placed in the vicinity of the original, her "Rosa Luxembourg" caused considerable consternation.
Wood's Monument is an obelisk monument in honor of Colonel Eleazer Derby Wood (1783–1814), an engineer officer and early graduate of West Point who died during the War of 1812 at the Siege of Fort Erie on 17 September 1814.

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