Turreted

Definitions

  • Showing steep roof and turret of northern architecture
    Showing steep roof and turret of northern architecture
  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Turreted Formed like a tower; as, a turreted lamp.
    • Turreted Furnished with a turret or turrets; specifically Zoöl, having the whorls somewhat flattened on the upper side and often ornamented by spines or tubercles; -- said of certain spiral shells.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • turreted Furnished with turrets.
    • turreted In heraldry, having small towers or turrets set upon it, as a castle or a city wall.
    • turreted Formed like a tower: as, a turreted lamp.
    • turreted In conchology, having a long or towering spire; turriculated. Also turrited. See also cut under Turrilites.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • adj Turreted furnished with turrets: formed like a tower
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Quotations

  • Oliver Wendell Holmes
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    “The freeman, casting with unpurchased hand the vote that shakes the turrets of the land.”

Etymology

Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
O. Fr. touret (Fr. tourelle).

Usage

In literature:

Seen from the eminence of some old Tuscan turret, this champaign country has a stern and arid aspect.
"Sketches and Studies in Italy and Greece, Vol III." by John Symonds
Seen from the eminence of some old Tuscan turret, this champaign country has a stern and arid aspect.
"Sketches and Studies in Italy and Greece, Complete" by John Symonds
The diagram represents the interior arrangement of the turret of the Monitors for the long and short XV-inch guns.
"Ordnance Instructions for the United States Navy." by Bureau of Ordnance, USN
The turret in which Dr. Frank and I now stood was perched here.
"Brigands of the Moon" by Ray Cummings
I see the men have been posted in the wall turrets.
"Both Sides the Border" by G. A. Henty
In the middle is the ammunition room from which the guns carried in the two side turrets are fed.
"Kelly Miller's History of the World War for Human Rights" by Kelly Miller
With a sinking heart she went to a turret and looked out over the ocean in the hope of catching sight of a passing sail.
"The Firelight Fairy Book" by Henry Beston
These are crowned with sharp pyramidal turrets.
"Bell's Cathedrals: Wimborne Minster and Christchurch Priory" by Thomas Perkins
All the windows have been thrown out of centre by the addition of the lower turret.
"Bell's Cathedrals: The Cathedral Church of Carlisle" by C. King Eley
The church has a fine tower, with turreted pinnacles fifteen feet above the battlements.
"Young Americans Abroad" by Various
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In poetry:

For when from the peaks of the mountains
The sun tore the night's veiling soft,
There reigned anew only the silence
On turret and casement aloft.
"Tamara" by Mikhail Yuryevich Lermontov
FOR three long nights had King Arthur watch'd,
The light from the turret shone !
For three long nights had King Arthur wak'd,
He pass'd them all alone !
"The Prophecy Of Merlin" by Anne Bannerman
Sleep, ladye! 'neath thy turret grows,
Cover'd with flowers, one pale white rose;
I envy its sweet sighs, they steep
The perfumed airs that lull thy sleep.
"The Troubadour. Canto 2" by Letitia Elizabeth Landon
She is the flower-maid of the dreaming noon,
The goddess of the temple of the night;
Where the berg-turrets gleam beneath the moon
She builds Her throne of white.
"The Spirit Of Poetry" by George Essex Evans
Time only knows, whose spinning Axes quake
The astral Turrets where the Patient wake
To count the Stars and Planets as they pass -
Oh, what a Task for one to Undertake!
"The Rubáiyát of Omar Khayyám Jr." by Wallace Irwin
The Castle-turrets seem'd to blaze,
The lightning round them flashing;
The drawbridge now was all on fire,
The moat foam'd high, with furious ire,
Against the black walls dashing.
"Golfre, Gothic Swiss Tale" by Mary Darby Robinson

In news:

Scott Herman is hanging out at the Belvedere, the campy, turreted guesthouse in Cherry Grove that is so over-the-top it's been called the Capitol of Gay America.
The remodeled condo features golf course views, walnut floors, custom built-ins in the dining room and a turret.
We can have turrets, a guiding wall.
Fortified town in France's Languedoc bristles with towers and turrets.
Lonnie Timmons III, The Plain Dealer Irving Rothman, 89, of Lyndhurst, was a top turret gunner and engineer on a B-17 during World War II.
The inside of the turret was a very cramped area.
It has treads, travels 20 mph on a diesel engine, and even has a turret that shoots Red Bull cans.
But beyond the work Tuesday, she's seeking people who would like to learn (and help) cut tiles for a special decorative top going on the main castle turret.
Installing a CNC such as a turret can give a real productivity boost for shops.
Adjustable Thick Turret Canisters for Quick Tool Changes.
Operating exclusively in narrow aisles, the MCFA Jungheinrich EKX 410 man-up turret truck can be used for full pallet put-away and retrieval or picking individual boxes or pieces.
Quicker Punch-Length Adjustment with Adjustable Thick Turret Canisters.
Forming Hinges in a Turret Press Just Got Simpler.
I learned later it was back about turret number 4 about where I'd been working about 10, 15-minutes before.
"Originally built by a big game hunter for his wife in 1926, this is the only Larchmont Woods Normandy Château with a drawbridge and 40-foot turret," says listing agent Gay Rosen.
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In science:

In the present case, the previous alignment, due to the lack of time after the maintenance of the grating turret, was probably done before the whole assembly was properly cooled down.
AMBER Task Force February 2008 run report
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