obelisk obelisk

Definition(s):

  1. (n) a stone pillar having a rectangular cross section tapering towards a pyramidal top
  2. (n) a character used in printing to indicate a cross reference or footnote

Usage(s):

  1. Upon arrival, he was awestruck by the monolith that rose from my living-room floor like the obelisk in 2001: A Space Odyssey.
  2. At the end of the row, under an obelisk, lies George Armstrong Custer.
  3. Then an elevator hustled them to the top of the obelisk.

News

  1. Newport cell tower delayed after complaints

    NEWPORT BEACH - Mobilitie, a local telecommunications company, will have to wait six weeks to find out if it can erect a 55-foot, obelisk-shaped cell tower off Newport Coast Drive.
    on June 12, 2013     Source: Orange County Register

  2. $15M repairs on damaged Washington Monument begin

    Work to repair the earthquake-damaged Washington Monument, the towering tribute to America's first president, has begun.The 555-foot obelisk is the world’s tallest stone masonry structure and offers breathtaking views of the Lincoln Memorial, the Capitol and other iconic structures on the National Mall. But the Washington Monument has been closed since a magnitude-5.8 earthquake rattled the ...
    on June 11, 2013     Source: MSNBC

  3. Repairs begin on quake-damaged Washington Monument

    Work to repair the earthquake-damaged Washington Monument, the towering tribute to America's first president, has begun.The 555-foot obelisk is the world’s tallest stone masonry structure and offers breathtaking views of the Lincoln Memorial, the Capitol and other iconic structures on the National Mall. But the Washington Monument has been closed since a magnitude-5.8 earthquake rattled the ...
    on June 11, 2013     Source: MSNBC

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Quotes

  1. "This obelisk is a symbol of worshiping the sun god Re," said Hawass, adding that during the Old Kingdom, a period also known as the age of pyramids, the Egyptians used to erect small obelisks in front of their tombs.
    on Jul 8, 2010 By: Zahi Hawass Source: Discovery News

  2. Ethiopian President Girma Woldegiorgis said "the return of the obelisk heals the wounds suffered during the past."
    on Sep 4, 2008 By: Girma Wolde-Giorgis Source: AFP

  3. "I am very happy and relieved that at last the obelisk is back," said Ethiopian Prime Minister Meles Zenawi, who was on the runway tarmac at Axum to receive the granite monument that once represented one of the most powerful kingdoms on earth.
    on Apr 26, 2005 By: Meles Zenawi Source: IRINnews.org

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