Definition of Leaning tower

1. Noun. A tall round marble campanile in Pisa that is not perpendicular; construction was begun in 1174.

Exact synonyms: Leaning Tower Of Pisa
Generic synonyms: Belfry, Campanile
Group relationships: Pisa



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Lexicographical Neighbors of Leaning Tower

Le Verrier
Le antigens
Leacock
Leadbelly
Leader of the Opposition
Leaders of the Opposition
League Championship Series
League of Iroquois
League of Nations
League of Red Cross Societies
Leah
Leahy
Leakey
Leamington
Leander
Leaning Tower
Leaning Tower of Pisa
Leanne
Lear
Lear complex
Leary
Leatherhead
Lebanese
Lebanese Hizballah
Lebanese Republic
Lebanese loop
Lebanese monetary unit
Lebanese pound
Lebanon
Lebensraum

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. ..."

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