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talayot

[ tuh-lah-yoht ]
/ təˈlɑ yoʊt /
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noun

any of the round or square prehistoric stone towers found in the Balearic Islands, possibly modeled after the nuraghi in Sardinia.

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Origin of talayot

1870–75; <Catalan talaiot<Arabic ṭalāyiʿ, plural of ṭalīʿah sentinel
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How to use talayot in a sentence

  • By this time my leisurely pace had brought me up alongside the Talayot, which loomed big and squat at the other side of the wall.

    The Recipe for Diamonds|Charles John Cutcliffe Wright Hyne
  • What we came across chiefly were stones fallen from the sides of the Talayot woven together by a network of roots.

    The Recipe for Diamonds|Charles John Cutcliffe Wright Hyne
  • A blurred noise of moaning came down the passage-way from the black heart of the Talayot.

    The Recipe for Diamonds|Charles John Cutcliffe Wright Hyne
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