Definitions

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. An erection with an iron vessel on its top for holding fire or a flame, answering the purpose of a lighthouse.
  • n. A tower from which to watch for the outbreak of fire in a city, and to give the alarm by the ringing of a bell: now generally superseded by the fire-telegraph.

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Examples

  • They are lighthouse keepers and fire-tower rangers.

    Is Everybody Crazy?

  • There is an old Genoese tower between Pera and Galata which has been made into a fire-tower.

    Miscellanea

  • There seems to have been a fire-tower in this region named Proteus; for, according to the antient accounts, Proteus is mentioned as having resided in these parts, and is said to have been married to Torone.

    A New System; or, an Analysis of Antient Mythology. Volume II. (of VI.)

  • Ca-Astor was by the Greeks abbreviated to Castor; which in its original sense I should imagine betokened a fire-tower: but the Greeks in this instance, as well as in innumerable others, have mistaken the place and temple for the Deity, to whom it was consecrated.

    A New System; or, an Analysis of Antient Mythology. Volume II. (of VI.)

  • Master Plan moves toward review for fire-tower options

    Press-Republican Homepage

  • Then the same voice said, after a long pause, during which no doubt, as August thought, this new-comer was examining all the details of the wondrous fire-tower, "It was well bought; it is exceedingly beautiful!

    The N�rnberg Stove

  • Then the same voice said, after a long pause, during which no doubt, as August thought, this newcomer was examining all the details of the wondrous fire-tower, "It was well bought; it is exceedingly beautiful!

    Bimbi

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