• Two Refuge Towers of the HirÛ-shÂÎtÛ, in The Wady BÎar
    Two Refuge Towers of the HirÛ-shÂÎtÛ, in The Wady BÎar
  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • a Towered Adorned or defended by towers. "Towered cities please us then."
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Additional illustrations & photos:

Tongham Church, with Wooden Tower for Bells Tongham Church, with Wooden Tower for Bells
Wolsey's Tower, Esher Wolsey's Tower, Esher
A square tower with a door at the base A square tower with a door at the base
Bishop Hatto's Mouse Tower Bishop Hatto's Mouse Tower
CORDOBA. The Campanario Tower CORDOBA. The Campanario Tower
SEVILLE. The Giralda Tower SEVILLE. The Giralda Tower
TARRAGONA. The Archbishop's Tower TARRAGONA. The Archbishop's Tower

Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
  • Interesting fact: The largest ketchup bottle in the world is a 170 feet tall and is located in Collinsville, Illinois, USA. It was built in 1949 by the W.E. Caldwell Company as a water tower
    • towered Having or bearing towers; adorned or defended by towers.
    • towered In heraldry, having towers or turrets: noting a castle or a city wall used as a bearing. A tower towered is a bearing representing a fortified tower, generally round, with turrets rising from its top, the number of which is usually expressed in the blazon.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: The Eiffel Tower weight is approximately 9441 tons
    • adjs Towered having towers
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  • Samuel Johnson
    “When I was as you are now, towering in the confidence of twenty-one, little did I suspect that I should be at forty-nine, what I now am.”
  • Walt Whitman
    “O the joy of the strong-brawn'd fighter, towering in the arena in perfect condition, conscious of power, thirsting to meet his opponent.”
  • Alice Mackenzie Swaim
    Alice Mackenzie Swaim
    “Courage is not the towering oak that sees storms come and go; it is the fragile blossom that opens in the snow.”
  • Christopher Marlowe
    “Was this the face that launched a thousand ships, and burnt the topless towers of Ileum?”
  • Abraham Lincoln
    “Towering genius disdains a beaten path.”
  • Logan Pearsall Smith
    “When they come downstairs from their Ivory Towers, idealists are very apt to walk straight into the gutter.”


Ivory tower - People who live in ivory towers are detached from the world around them.


Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
O. Fr. tur—L. turris, a tower.


In literature:

Nor did the party in the Tower rest their first night there with perfect satisfaction.
"The Reign of Mary Tudor" by James Anthony Froude
Among the first was the tower of the early Italian churches.
"Cathedrals and Cloisters of the South of France, Volume 1" by Elise Whitlock Rose
He saw the joke, and we never heard anything more about the tower.
"The Nebuly Coat" by John Meade Falkner
Susy hates going to the Towers; the Lorrimers hate leaving the Towers.
"Red Rose and Tiger Lily" by L. T. Meade
A fortnight after the events recorded in the last chapter, Lovell Tower was in the confusion of great preparations for the approaching wedding.
"Mistress Margery" by Emily Sarah Holt
There was a void not likely soon to be filled in the old tower, and a greater still in the hearts of its inmates, when Jack Askew went to sea.
"Washed Ashore" by W.H.G. Kingston
Nellie was a friend of the chums who had rather expected to go to Three Towers Hall with them at first.
"Billie Bradley at Three Towers Hall" by Janet D. Wheeler
Therefore, they must all be at an equal strain from tower to tower.
"Chatterbox, 1906" by Various
A single body of this kind has in itself no outline at all; it depends on its tower or towers.
"Sketches of Travel in Normandy and Maine" by Edward A. Freeman
Hariot was the friend whose society he chiefly craved when he was recovering from his wound in the Tower.
"Sir Walter Ralegh" by William Stebbing

In poetry:

Love hid his face from the princess
In the high tower;
And "Would I knew the tears," she said,
"That are Love's dower."
"The Princess In The Tower" by Ethel Clifford
How glorious is thy girdle, cast
O'er mountain, tower, and town,
Or mirrored in the ocean vast,
A thousand fathoms down!
"To The Rainbow" by Thomas Campbell
If the place should e'er decay,
And the tower be crumbled down,
And the arches overthrown,
Would the dove then fly away?
"Llewellyn" by Walter Richard Cassels
I have a beautiful castle,
With towers and battlements fair;
And many a banner, with gay device,
Floats in the outer air.
"My Castle" by Horatio Alger Jr
When the Eternal bows the skies
To visit earthly things,
With scorn divine he turns his eyes
From towers of haughty kings.
"Hymn 31 part 1" by Isaac Watts
"Be a queen in Anhalt Dessau,
Let tower and town be thine;
But leave unto me my treasure,
This fair low-born love of mine.
"The Prince Of Anhalt Dessau" by Nora Pembroke

In news:

Down Broadway at Tower Records, where cartons of CDs spill into the aisles, DATs are nowhere to be found.
SETUP The Axiom Audio M60 v3 required more care in setup than most of the other tower models I've recently reviewed, but in some ways, that speaks well of the product.
From Balsam Lake Mountain tower.
(AP) — The first office tower built in downtown Tuscaloosa has a new owner and is getting converted to apartments.
Parts of the façade of the First National Bank tower fell to the ground during last weekend.
Memories Of Barbed Wires And Guard Towers.
Tower Tee is truly the baseball/softball junkie's batting cage .
Seth Johnson/Daily Journal: Crews pour cement over the new Tower Road Bridge, which is expected to be completed in October.
Murals brightening South Ogden's two water towers.
Anthony Cristiano Salon to open in Trump Tower.
A 35-storey office tower at 1021 West Hastings in Vancouver is under construction.
The unfinished state of the Centerpoint towers is obvious when you get close to them.
World's First Buoyant Tower Set Offshore Peru.
Horton Shallow Water Development's (SWD) CX-15 buoyant tower has been set as planned for BPZ Energy off the coast of Peru.
9-11 in NYC, Twin Towers.

In science:

After EWSB, different KK towers are mixed by the Higgs vev.
The Minimal Composite Higgs Model and Electroweak Precision Tests
This region comprises the flrst trigger tower in the endcap.
The CMS High Level Trigger
For HCAL, where the segmentation is much coarser, the transverse energy of a single tower is subtracted, chosen as the tower with highest deposit among those whose center lies at ¢R < 0:1 from the muon extrapolated point.
The CMS High Level Trigger
However when the jets are reconstructed from calorimeter towers, the larger the cone used, the greater the noise contribution, both due to the electronics and due to the pileup plus underlying event energy depositions.
The CMS High Level Trigger
A simple algorithm calculates the E=T as the negative vector sum of the ET of all towers (above a threshold of ET (tower) > 500 MeV).
The CMS High Level Trigger