(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. & v.) A circle of two or more leaves, flowers, or other organs, about the same part or joint of a stem.
(n. & v.) A volution, or turn, of the spire of a univalve shell.
(n. & v.) The fly of a spindle.
(1) Authors report a ring chromosome 18 (18 r) in a four year old boy, with low birth weight, retarded growth and development, microcephaly and plagiocephaly, horizontal nystagmus, ambiguous genitalia, clinodactyly of the fifth finger, distal axial triradius, whorls pattern in 8 fingers in dermatoglyphic.
(2) The enzyme was specifically localized over the whorled SER membranes and was absent from nonwhorled SER, rough endoplasmic reticulum, and peroxisomes.
(3) It was found in the proposed model of morphogenesis of Acetabularia that the number of whorls N (as well as the number of umbel rays) depends on the degree of mechanical instability of the deforming cell wall (the greater is instability, the higher is the value N).
(4) Membrane whorls were frequently found in bile canaliculi, the space of Disse, and between the lateral membranes of hepatocytes at early times.
(5) Khatris, Jats, Brahmins and Muslims were taken to see ethnic differences in regards to the distribution of whorls, loops, and arches of finger dermatoglyphics.
(6) Textures observed include spherulites with Maltese crosses, striated and highly colored ribbons, whorls of periodic interference fringes, and colored flakes.
(7) Light and electron microscope autoradiographs of degenerate photoreceptors revealed that even in the final stages of degeneration when OS are reduced to small, irregular whorls of membrane, 3H-leucine labeling was present in inner segments and OS membranes.
(8) The authors report a case of myocardial infarction complicated by a false aneurysm of the posterior wall of the left ventricle, the diagnosis of which was confirmed, for the first time, by transesophageal echocardiography (TEE) which provided better definition of the anatomical features of the lesion: visualisation of the particularly wide neck (5 cm) and the site of rupture of the myocardium; demonstration of the presence in the false aneurysm with a thin pericardial wall of a large thrombus of different acoustic density, itself overlain by swirling whorls.
(9) At the ultrastructural level, all three toxins caused dose-dependent vesiculation of rough endoplasmic reticulum, formation of concentric whorls composed of rough-ER, mitochondrial swelling, large cytoplasmic vacuoles and altered bile canaliculi.
(10) The actinomycete differed from the other whorl cultures.
(11) The latter demonstrated minimal disorganization of rough endoplasmic reticulum and occasional lamellar whorls.
(12) The results of the present study did not show any indication of linkage between dermatoglyphic patterns on fingertips (ulnar loops, radial loops, whorls and arches) and the ABO, MN, Rh, Kell and Xg blood groups.
(13) On ultrastructural examination, the tumor cells demonstrated paranuclear whorls of intermediate filament aggregates and occasional electron-dense granules.
(14) Furthermore, neuroaxonal dystrophy, accumulations of branching tubules, and neuronal change consisting of intracytoplasmic "whorls" of proliferating membranes constitute prominent features of scrapie-related neurodegeneration.
(15) Subsequent to a final rapid phase of engorgement, the basophilic cell reorganizes its cisternae of rough endoplasmic reticulum into whorls and parallel arrays and resumes a secretory role.
(16) Immunoelectron microscopy shows that the protein is localized in the matrix of the rhoptry organelle and on membranous whorls secreted from the merozoite.
(17) Numerous whorl-like membranous structures and separation of nuclear membrane were also observed.
(18) The whorls appeared to be associated with RER and Golgi bodies.
(19) Two deceptively benign-appearing, unclassifiable but very similar fibromyxoid sarcomas characterized histologically by bland, innocuous-appearing fibroblastic cells and a swirling, whorled growth pattern are presented.
(20) They may be arranged in a whorled pattern imitating meningiomas, their myxoid intercellular stroma may assume the morphology of cartilage and closely packed tumour cells in "epithelioid" astrocytomas come close to imitate metastatic carcinoma.