(n.) A slender stalk or blade in vegetation; as, a spire grass or of wheat.
(n.) A tapering body that shoots up or out to a point in a conical or pyramidal form. Specifically (Arch.), the roof of a tower when of a pyramidal form and high in proportion to its width; also, the pyramidal or aspiring termination of a tower which can not be said to have a roof, such as that of Strasburg cathedral; the tapering part of a steeple, or the steeple itself.
(n.) A tube or fuse for communicating fire to the chargen in blasting.
(n.) The top, or uppermost point, of anything; the summit.
(v. i.) To shoot forth, or up in, or as if in, a spire.
(n.) A spiral; a curl; a whorl; a twist.
(n.) The part of a spiral generated in one revolution of the straight line about the pole. See Spiral, n.
(1) An unidentified Moscow police official told the Interfax news agency that the group used “an internal staircase” to reach the top floor of the building and then used “special equipment” to reach its spire.
(2) One of the few regulations that has been spelt out in black and white is the maximum height limit – so planes don’t have to weave between spires on their way to and from City Airport, five miles to the east.
(3) The medieval church spires of rural England are to bring superfast broadband to the remotest of dwellings, with the Church of England offering their use as communication towers.
(4) San Andreas is a state of contrasts and extraordinary detail, there is always some interesting new nook to chance on, some breathtaking previously unexperienced view across the hills toward the capitalist spires of downtown.
(5) Behold "The Spire", a 398ft needle penetrating the sky; symbol of Dublin's thrusting modernity (or, cynics suggest, the grip heroin holds on some parts of the city).
(6) It’s a factor, but it wouldn’t be correct to say they died as a consequence of the mismanagement.” Miller also worked at Spire Gatwick Park hospital in Horley, Surrey.
(7) With permissions already granted for many more towers, from the Scalpel to the Can of Ham and a monstrous “Gotham City” mega-block by Make, we can say goodbye to a skyline of individual spires, between which you might occasionally glimpse the sky.
(8) North American marine archaeogastropods are mainly equidimensional but with a few disk-like forms and a very few high-spired ones, marine mesogastropods are mainly high-spired but with disk-like forms, neogastropods high-spired, and relevant euthyneurans sharply bimodal, like the stylommatophorans.
(9) When the sun made an appearance mid-morning, it threw a spotlight on the spire of the Saint-Michel basilica and the honey-coloured buildings that face the sweeping curve of the broad river.
(10) JJ Route 100, Vermont All your picture-postcard impressions of rural New England – village greens, white-steepled wooden church spires and roadside diners – can be enjoyed along Vermont's Route 100, which runs the length of the Green Mountains.
(11) Richard Jones, H5's chief executive and former commercial director of Spire Healthcare, told MPs gathered for its launch that, despite the government protecting healthcare from funding cuts, in the long-term high quality healthcare for all cannot be funded by taxes alone.
(12) However, last year it won an Independent Healthcare Award for Public Private Partnerships, for work on a successful partnership with the NHS in Cumbria and Lancashire which also involved Spire Healthcare and Abbey Hospitals.
(13) I live in the northern suburbs of the city, where from my backyard I can see the spires of Catholic and Orthodox churches, the minaret of a mosque.
(14) Its square tower and light resembling a short spire is fine enough to grace any village in the land.
(15) The Breakthrough Centre in Elstree, a joint venture between CancerPartners UK and Spire Bushey Hospital, provides chemotherapy and radiotherapy services, with Elstree Cancer Centre offering patients treatment options.
(16) Its director, John Crisp, said: “Spire suspended Mr Miller in December 2013 as soon as the trust notified us of their investigation into Mr Miller and he has not undertaken any surgery or held clinics at our hospital since.
(17) From the raucous taverns of the Shire to the dreaming spires of Gondor, there will be palpable relief today.
(18) "Following an audit of our members, which includes data on thousands of patients from leading groups including Transform, The Harley Medical Group, Spire Healthcare, BMI Hospitals and The Hospital Group, we can confirm that the average rupture rates reported for PIP implants is within the industry standard of 1%-2%."
(19) It is suggested that close location of chains and their zonal distribution by the section of helix spire forming sublicon wall, should provide the formation of stereohomogenous and complementary successions of biomonomers of different clases.
(20) It is a huge building site now, as the single glass-clad spire of the new One World Trade Centre climbs a little higher into the sky each day.
(n.) A spire; also, the tower and spire taken together; the whole of a structure if the roof is of spire form. See Spire.
(1) The patient was a 11-year-old boy with steeple-head and mild mental retardation.
(2) I once saw a merlin above Burgh Castle spiral in a relentless tight corkscrew as it pursued a skylark that steepled until it was only a dust mote.
(3) JJ Route 100, Vermont All your picture-postcard impressions of rural New England – village greens, white-steepled wooden church spires and roadside diners – can be enjoyed along Vermont's Route 100, which runs the length of the Green Mountains.
(4) Steeples and Towersey, both from England, are working full-time on Star Wars: Episode VII at Pinewood studios, where the snap was taken.
(5) "It all started when Kathleen Kennedy toured the R2-D2 Builders area at Celebration Europe this past summer in Germany," Steeples told the official Star Wars blog.
(6) After that, stare through your TV and into the future, and see your local owner salivating at the chance to further gut the collective bargaining agreement with the NFL Players Association – finger-steepling and eager to engineer another lockout or force a strike and hope that dog-whistling about “working for the good of the game” will motivate anti-blinged-out-player resentment lingering in every team fanbase.
(7) Elizabethan tapestry map to be displayed at University of Oxford's Bodleian library Read more The musical angel was once part of a cope – a ceremonial priestly cloak – which became an altar cloth for the small parish church of Steeple Aston in Oxfordshire.
(8) From here you can travel between steepled villages on easy footpaths, indulging in the odd lake crossing.
(9) Such was the dominance of the 17-year-old that she even survived the presence of the prime minister, David Cameron, whose attendance in the steepling stands became something of a bad omen during the Olympics.
(10) For us, a winter’s day may not have the exhilaration of the skylark’s steepling song flight, but we still thrill to vignettes from this glorious show-off.
(11) Not that it did much good – the lead was doubled a few minutes later when Stephen Gleeson sliced a cross and Grant circled under it like a dizzy cricket fielder attempting a steepling catch, the ball dropping over his head and into the net.
(12) Like the medieval skyline with its steeple, the London skyline with St Paul's perhaps revealed an acknowledgement that behind all the bustle of the city lies a great mystery of which we perceive only a little.
(13) The resort has a seafront church, Notre Dame des Dunes, with a witch’s-hat steeple and four surviving bornes de sauveté (medieval stone stacks which marked the limits of religious protection).
(14) There, despite the fact that minarets are within Swiss building regulations, the erection of minarets, a vital part of a mosque (much like a steeple is to a church), has been banned!
(15) Sedbergh , a near-medieval public school nestled among steepling fells in Cumbria, is a 6am-run-and-bracing-shower sort of institution.
(16) Church steeples, villages, parishes, whole départements flashed by, all peeping out from a vibrant golden-yellow blur of oilseed rape prairies.
(17) "How was that possible at a time when no one could get higher than a treetop or a steeple?
(18) Blood parameters were studied in two groups of horses in the "Velká Pardubická" steeple-chase in 1974, 1975 and 1976.
(19) n. is described from males, females, nymphs, and larvae from the steeple tower of St. Mary's Church, Karkow, Poland, where it feeds on domestic rock pigeons, Columba livia Gmelin.
(20) The simple fact that similar buildings such as steeples or Christian bell towers are not being equally constricted by the law shows blatant double standards.