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  • As we passed, I remarked a beautiful church-spire rising above some old elms in the park; and before them, in the midst of a lawn, and some outhouses, an old red house with tall chimneys covered with ivy, and the windows shining in the sun.

    Vanity Fair

  • His blue camlet cloak was a local antiquity, like the church-spire.

    The Body-Snatcher

  • When, from the summit of the hill, he saw in the valley below the church-spire with its tin flag swinging in the wind, he felt that delight mingled with triumphant vanity and egoistic tenderness that millionaires must experience when they come back to their native village.

    Madame Bovary

  • It was a charming evening, and we saw the sun set in all his glory down the Scheldt, in the bosom of which were reflected the endless tints of the sky, whose golden brilliancy was beautifully relieved by the intervention of some cottages near us, and a pretty village, with its church-spire a little further off.

    The Mirror of Literature, Amusement, and Instruction Volume 14, No. 396, October 31, 1829

  • Far around us lay a rich and lovely English landscape, with many a church-spire and noble country-seat, and several objects of high historic interest.

    The Atlantic Monthly, Volume 10, No. 62, December, 1862

  • "I fear not," said Percival, intently examining a very blue church-spire in one corner of the picture.

    Lippincott's Magazine of Popular Literature and Science, Volume 22. October, 1878.

  • Reichenbach; and farther on towards the crystal Rosenlani, and the tall, still Engel Horner, we came to a little village cradled in security beneath the towering hills; the church-spire glancing in the sunlight, and the simple cottagers jubilant in welcoming home their beloved pastor.

    Scenes in Switzerland

  • Tenby, from the point of its ponderous pier, where the waves break as on a rock, to the tip of its church-spire, which the clouds kiss, is every inch of stone.

    Lippincott's Magazine, Vol. 22, August, 1878

  • He looked dully at the blazing wooden church-spire where it stood enveloped in flames as though wrapped in an inflated glittering cloak.

    Selected Polish Tales

  • There is a church-spire still standing; that is about all.

    Out To Win The Story of America in France

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