Origin of obelisk
Related formsob·e·lis·cal, adjectiveob·e·lis·koid, adjective
Examples from the Web for obelisk
After years of negotiations and a tough journey, the obelisk was planted at the Place de la Concorde.
On the top of the obelisk is a 100-ounce aluminum cap, which acts as a lightning rod.
Whereupon she made a few quick revolutions, landing up against the granite base of the obelisk.The Poor Little Rich Girl|Eleanor Gates
The obelisk is from another of Nature's patterns; it is only a gigantic acicular crystal.Over the Teacups|Oliver Wendell Holmes, Sr.
No other obelisk approaches within twelve feet of its elevation, or within fifty tons of its weight.Ancient Egypt|George Rawlinson
The piazza of the Trinità de' Monti was solitary and deserted, left to the guardianship of its obelisk.The Child of Pleasure|Gabriele D'Annunzio
And how admirably did the obelisk lend itself to its symbolical purposes!Roman Mosaics|Hugh Macmillan