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talayot

[tuh-lah-yoht]
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noun
  1. 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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  • 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