Definition of Leaning Tower
1. Noun. A tall round marble campanile in Pisa that is not perpendicular; construction was begun in 1174.
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Literary usage of Leaning Tower
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1. Oriental and Western Siberia: A Narrative of Seven Years' Exploration and by Thomas Witlam Atkinson (1858)
"... Leaning Tower. About two hundred paces from the Castle stands a very fine' brick tower, much out of the perpendicular; there is a subterraneous passage ..."
2. History of Architecture in All Countries: From the Earliest Times to the by James Fergusson (1887)
"Leaning Tower at Pisa. (From Taylor and Cresy,) Scale 50 ft. to 1 in. 817. Tower of Gaeta. (From s-•hu,i/ , No scale. element of success. ..."
3. Six Months in Italy by George Stillman Hillard (1881)
"The Leaning Tower, as it rose before me on a bright sunn*- morning, seemed at once a new vision and a familiar fac« This piece of architectural eccentricity ..."
4. The American Cyclopaedia: A Popular Dictionary of General Knowledge edited by George Ripley, Charles Anderson Dana (1884)
"leaning tower, III. G61, 2 a. Campo Santo, XIII. 541, 1 a; IV. 1ST, 2 be. History, XIII. 641, l ab. Council of Pisa, V. 268, 1 be. Pisacane, Col. ..."
5. A Tramp Trip: How to See Europe on Fifty Cents a Day by Lee Meriwether (1886)
"Less than three persons are not permitted to ascend the Leaning Tower of Pisa. The reason ? I can only imitate the custodian, and shrug my shoulders. ..."