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Babel

A perfect Babel. A thorough confusion. “A Babel of sounds.” A confused uproar, in which nothing can be heard but hubbub. The allusion is to the confusion of tongues at Babel. (G…

Transamerican Tower

San Francisco, Calif.Designed in 1972 by William Pereira photo by Carol M. Highsmith The American Institute of Architects and Harris Interactive selected Transamerican Tower …

Martello Towers

Round towers about forty feet in height, of great strength, and situated on a beach or river; so called from the Italian towers built as a protection against pirates. As the warning was giv…

Hancock Tower

Boston, Mass. Designed in 1976 by Henry Cobb photo by Carol M. Highsmith The American Institute of Architects and Harris Interactive selected the Hancock Tower as one of America's Fav…

Towers of Silence

Towers in Persia and India, some sixty feet in height, on the top of which Parsees place the dead to be eaten by vultures. The bones are picked clean in the course of a day, and are then th…

Tower of London

The architect of this remarkable building was Gundulphus, Bishop of Rochester, who also built or restored Rochester keep, in the time of William I. In the Tower lie buried Anne Boleyn and h…

Tower of Hunger

Gualandi. (See Ugolino.) Source: Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, E. Cobham Brewer, 1894Tower of LondonTout le Monde A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X …

Whitney Tower

Whitney TowerAge: 75 longtime horse racing journalist and former chairman of the National Racing Museum and Hall of Fame; joined the staff of the Cincinnati Enquirer as a sports reporter in 19…

Leaning Tower

The one at Pisa, in Italy, is 178 feet in height, and leans about 14 feet. At Caerphilly, in Glamorganshire, there is a tower which leans eleven feet in eighty. “The Leaning Tower of …

Mouse Tower

(The), on the Rhine, said to be so called because Bishop Hatto (q.v.) was there devoured by mice. The tower, however, was built by Bishop Siegfried, two hundred years after the death of Bis…