Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. In arckæol., a turret.
- n. A turret.
- From French tourelle. (Wiktionary)
“In the cabinet in the tourelle was a narrow opening through which we could see my brother when he went up to the battlements, and the sole pleasure my mother had was to see him through that little chink as he passed in the distance.”
“La Merveille, or perilously lodged on the crumbling cornice of a tourelle, numerous rude altars had been hastily erected.”
“Kirk, and from his little _tourelle_ we could survey as from an eyrie the coming and going of the citizens upon the street.”
“Brownie's' den had, as I knew, a window in its _tourelle_, and as the night was moonlit though stormy, I might in a flitting moonbeam perhaps espy somewhat.”
“Nor was there any opening on to the roof, so far as I could discover, for the little _tourelle_ overhung the wall, and no foothold was possible.”
“It was necessary to cross this room to enter the cabinet made in the tourelle, and that cabinet, which served as a privy to the entire main building, was common to the royal family, the municipal officers, and the soldiers.”
“His Majesty left me with him and retired into the tourelle.”
“They both re-entered the tourelle, where they remained until half an hour after midnight.”
“MM. de Malesherbes, Tronchet, and Desèze, his counsel, came to him; he was often obliged, in order to speak to them without being heard, to go with them into the little tourelle.”
“A municipal blamed me, ordered the door to be opened, and forbade me to shut it again; I opened the door, but the king was already in the tourelle.”
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