from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • adjective Shooting up in a spire or spires.

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  • adjective Shooting up in a spire or spires.


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spire +‎ -ing


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  • I just started to read your blog a few weeks ago and actually you are in spiring me to start my own blog...

    blog: Too Public 2008

  • After this they continued drifting on till one day they espied a mountain terrible tall and spiring high in air, whereat they rejoiced, when presently an island appeared.

    The Book of The Thousand Nights And A Night 2006

  • On cheeks of dark brunette, like bamboo spiring brown?

    The Book of The Thousand Nights And A Night 2006

  • Once in a blue moon, it is true, a person or cause will come along that is capable of spiring more than that, submerging the scape-goating instinct in more positive feelings of excitement and hopefulness.

    Back To Class War? 2008

  • Today's ruling is triggering an urgent new round of legal maneuvering and fresh election year spiring (ph) over homeland security and terror fighting tactics.

    CNN Transcript Aug 17, 2006 2006

  • Reports of an intelligence assessment that Iraq is spiring more terrorism, hoping to undermine the Republicans claim they made Americans safer.

    CNN Transcript Sep 26, 2006 2006

  • I seemed to see over every ragged head of those marching women a little yellow flame, a thin, flickering gleam, spiring upward and blown back by the wind.

    The Inn of Tranquillity: Studies and Essays 2004

  • We ran to the edge of the descent, and peered over: but the depth was grey with mist risen off the water, and we saw only dimness and this pale vapour spiring from the level fog bank.

    Seven Pillars of Wisdom Thomas Edward 2003

  • Tall, spiring clouds formed a wall of gray and purple-black on the horizon.

    Dragons of a Fallen Sun Weis, Margaret 2000

  • And this hot March day promised food in abundance and the vultures seemed to sense it for, as the early afternoon passed, more and more birds joined the spiring column of wings that circled above the marching men.

    Sharpe's Tiger Cornwell, Bernard 1997


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