Water was beyond it: a ribbon like a broad river, and beyond that, frowning mountains, terraced and spired with jagged peaks.
Imposing, even in its shabbiness, stood the old house, at the end of an avenue of spired cedars.
Before 1870 the western towers were spired, though the final touches were not given to them until quite 1880.
It has triple belfry windows, and a spired stair turret, but the shallowness of the buttresses detracts from its impressiveness.
They saw the glint of the sun on lance-tip and spired helmet.
On his head was a green silk turban, wound about a spired helmet chased with gold.
If such a kingdom ever existed it was long before the mediæval era, and a spired church belongs to the Gothic period.
It never occurred to the in- spired writers that polygamy was a crime.
On each side of the window, which is in the front, is a niche (with) spired top.
He drew his scimitar and advanced, confident in his spired helmet and close-meshed mail.
Old English spir "sprout, shoot, stalk of grass," from Proto-Germanic *spiraz (cf. Old Norse spira "a stalk, slender tree," Middle Low German spir "a small point or top"), from PIE *spei- "sharp point" (see spike (n.1)). Meaning "tapering top of a tower or steeple" first recorded 1590s (a sense attested in Middle Low German since late 14c. and also found in the Scandinavian cognates). The verb is first recorded early 14c.