Usage examples for steeple

  1. In spite of the height of the topmost window of the steeple where she stood, her keen eyes showed her that Maximilian's seat was still vacant. – In The Blue Pike, Volume 2. by Georg Ebers
  2. On the top of this is a beacon tower which looks at a distance like a church steeple rising over the top of the hill, just as if the body of the church were on the other side of the crest. – Recollections of Old Liverpool by A Nonagenarian
  3. The edifice has no steeple or bells, these being prohibited by the treaty between Portugal and Great Britain, which permits the English protestants to erect churches. – Journal of an African Cruiser by Horatio Bridge
  4. I used to climb to the thought of you, as people who live in a flat country mount the church steeple for a view. – The Greater Inclination by Edith Wharton
  5. It stood so high that from the open steeple of it, where the bells were, you could see all the town lying at its feet, and the farmsteads to the south of it, and the railway like a double pencil line, and Lake Wissanotti spread out like a map. – Sunshine Sketches of a Little Town by Stephen Leacock
  6. An instant's comparison shows the steeple bush to be closely related to the fleecy, white meadow- sweet, often found growing near. – Wild Flowers Worth Knowing by Neltje Blanchan et al
  7. You have never seen the Steeple – My Lady of the Chimney Corner by Alexander Irvine
  8. Before me, across the water, on an eminence, stood a white old city, surrounded with lofty walls, above which rose the tops of tall houses, with here and there a church or steeple – Lavengro The Scholar, The Gypsy, The Priest by George Borrow
  9. The steeple was not completed, for instance, till a hundred and fifty years after the commencement of the building. – The History of London by Walter Besant
  10. It tante no use for a Prince to carry a head so high as that, Albert knows this; he don't want to be called the highest steeple cause all the world knows he is about the top loftiest; but he want's to descend to the world we live in. – The Attache or, Sam Slick in England, Complete by Thomas Chandler Haliburton
  11. On the morrow, upon the departure of the messenger, immediately after he had heard mass, the abbot went into the before- named wood with his carpenters, and caused to be branded with his mark not only all the oaks previously marked, but more than a hundred others, for the use of St. Edmund, and for the steeple of the great tower, commanding that they should be felled as quickly as possible. –  by
  12. Then without other warning a streamer of fire split the steeple of St. Agnes's Church, just opposite Mr. Taynton's house, and the crash of thunder answered it more quickly than his servant had run to open the door to Morris's furious ringing of the bell. – The Blotting Book by E. F. Benson
  13. De t'er creeturs dey see Brer Tarrypin go up safe en soun', en dey see de vittles passin' 'roun', en dey 'gun ter feel lak dey wanter see de inside er Brer Rabbit steeple – Nights With Uncle Remus by Joel Chandler Harris
  14. See, there is the steeple we have not more than a quarter of an hour's drive. – The Children of the New Forest by Captain Marryat
  15. Now, Dare, you will be able to decide whether Greenacre, with a little fat tower, or Slumberleigh, with a beautiful tall steeple suits your religious views best. – The Danvers Jewels, and Sir Charles Danvers by Mary Cholmondeley
  16. A short hymn was then sung, which the most of those assembled without the church- doors sang along with us, looking up at the same time to the steeple – The Campaner Thal and Other Writings by Jean Paul Friedrich Richter
  17. After dinner I carried and set him down at the Temple, he observing to me how St. Sepulchre's church steeple is repaired already a good deal, and the Fleet Bridge is contracted for by the City to begin to be built this summer, which do please me mightily. – Diary of Samuel Pepys, Complete Transcribed From The Shorthand Manuscript In The Pepysian Library Magdalene College Cambridge By The Rev. Mynors Bright by Samuel Pepys Commentator: Lord Braybrooke
  18. The next afternoon Kuni ascended the rope to the steeple in the presence of many princes and dignitaries. – In The Blue Pike, Volume 2. by Georg Ebers
  19. " The searchlight on the cathedral steeple shouted Kenneth to his companion. – A Hero of Liége by Herbert Strang