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  • noun Plural form of minaret.

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Examples

  • Not a line is straight; the tall dead walls of the mosques slope over their massy buttresses, and the thin minarets seem about to fall across your path.

    "Ruffian Dick" walks Old Cairo by Night

  • Not a line is straight; the tall dead walls of the mosques slope over their massy buttresses, and the thin minarets seem about to fall across your path.

    "Ruffian Dick" walks Old Cairo by Night

  • Not a line is straight; the tall dead walls of the mosques slope over their massy buttresses, and the thin minarets seem about to fall across your path.

    The Sudden Curve:

  • This entire passage borrows heavily from Franklin's description, in which he writes: the ascent to the minarets is by a winding stair-case ... at the top the spectator is gratified by

    Notes

  • The result was a victory for the Swiss People's Party which called minarets symbols of Muslim political power which threatens to transform Switzerland into an Islamic nation.

    CNN Transcript Nov 30, 2009

  • "The minarets are our bayonets, the domes are our helmets, the mosques are our barracks, the believers are our soldiers."

    On Thursday, the Legg report will be published along with...

  • It was, ironically, an excerpt from standard grade-school textbooks: "The domes of the mosques are helmets/And the minarets are our bayonets."

    Eyes On Turkey

  • If he proceed to the top of one of the minarets, which is reached by a steep, dark spiral stair, he will have a most commanding and extensive view of the city, the river, and the country for many miles around.

    Life and Work in Benares and Kumaon, 1839-1877

  • The referendum by the nationalist Swiss People's Party labelled minarets as symbols of rising Muslim political power that could one day transform Switzerland into an Islamic nation.

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  • The referendum by the nationalist Swiss People's Party labelled minarets as symbols of rising Muslim political power that could one day transform Switzerland into an Islamic nation

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