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Train wreck at Montparnasse (October 22, 1895) by Studio Lévy and Sons.
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Train wreck at Montparnasse (October 22, 1895) by Studio Lévy and Sons.
  1. A slender stalk or blade in vegetation; as, a spire grass or of wheat.
  2. A tapering body that shoots up or out to a point in a conical or pyramidal form. Specifically (Architecture), the roof of a tower when of a pyramidal form and high in proportion to its width; also, the pyramidal or aspiring termination of a tower which can not be said to have a roof, such as that of Strasburg cathedral; the tapering part of a steeple, or the steeple itself.
  3. A tube or fuse for communicating fire to the charge in blasting.
  4. The top, or uppermost point, of anything; the summit.




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