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round tower

noun
  1. a freestanding circular stone belfry built in Ireland from the 10th century beside a monastery and used as a place of refuge
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  • They bounded off her round-tower and her water-washed decks like pebbles.

    The Victim

    Thomas Dixon

  • This castle is a strong square building, with a round-tower at each angle, and one of the same form at each side of the gateway.