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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


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adj.- Of or relating to a decorative feature (as on a lamp base or on a chandelier) having a tall slender tapering form.

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  • The earliest temples in Greece were formed of obeliscal columns; and in some parts of Africa the custom obtains to this day.
  • They are round-headed or hemispherical, like the Oak and the Plane; pyramidal, like the Pine and the Fir; obeliscal, like the
  • The ancient Etruscans, as well as the ancient Egyptians, revered the obeliscal stone, (the reason why to the obeliscal stone is given by Payne Knight, in his...
  • By these rude shafts obeliscal. for more
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