Definitions

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  • adj. Resembling a spire.

Etymologies

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spire +‎ -like

Examples

  • Two more spirelike “sentry towers” sat on either side of the stem, facing the two towers of the Refuge itself.

    Seven Deadly Wonders

  • The gently winding Li River flows between tall formations of spirelike limestone mountains.

    Living History

  • She was standing on a broad shelf which was about even with the treetops, and from it rose a spirelike jut that was the ultimate peak of the crag she had climbed.

    Conan The Warrior

  • Clinging to the spirelike pinnacle, he stared out over the forest roof.

    Conan The Warrior

  • Her hands tiring from clinging to the spirelike pinnacle, she let herself down on the shelf, frowning in indecision.

    Conan The Warrior

  • Tam judged it to be a mile across at its base and calculated its height, from its broad base to its feathery spirelike apex, at another mile.

    Tam o' the Scoots

  • Its points of interest are not numerous, but there is a charm about each from the grim, old, battle-scarred walls of Sumpter, Moultrie and Johnson on the south, to the wide spreading oaks and spirelike pines on the north, whose graceful drapery keeps time to the breezes that play over them; all historic charm which will linger as long as there is to be found a soul worshipping at the shrine of patriotism.

    The Woman's Era Vol. 2 No. 10

  • Golden sunshine lighted up the dark pines and spirelike cypresses; in the distance there was an olive garden, its soft, gray-green foliage touched into silvery brightness.

    We Two, a novel

  • Cypresses shoot, black and spirelike, amid grey clouds of olive-boughs upon the slopes; and above, where vegetation borders on the barren rock, are masses of ilex and arbutus interspersed with chestnut-trees not yet in leaf.

    Sketches and Studies in Italy and Greece, Second Series

  • We had tea in the Italian garden at Rosnaree, and Dr. Gerald, arm in arm with Himself, walked between its formal flower borders, along its paths of golden gravel, and among its spirelike cypresses and fountains, where balustrades and statues, yellowed and stained with age (stains which

    Penelope's Irish Experiences

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