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Washington Monument   /wˈɑʃɪŋtən mˈɑnjumənt/   Listen
Washington Monument

noun
1.
A stone obelisk built in Washington in 1884 to honor George Washington; 555 feet tall.






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"Washington Monument" Quotes from Famous Books



... Persis explained steadily, "was written to a Mr. Washington Thompson. I don't wonder he shortens it to a W., do you? To have Washington for your first name must be a good deal like having the Washington monument in your front yard, sort of overpowering. Of course, as Enid says—Enid's the girl, you know—a love-letter as old as that ain't of no real use. Love-letters and eggs are a good deal alike. You can keep 'em in cold storage month ...
— Other People's Business - The Romantic Career of the Practical Miss Dale • Harriet L. Smith

... joint commission created by the act approved 2d of August, 1876, entitled "An act providing for the completion of the Washington Monument," is also herewith transmitted, with accompanying documents. The board of engineer officers detailed to examine the monument, in compliance with the second section of the act, have reported that the foundation is insufficient. ...
— Messages and Papers of Rutherford B. Hayes - A Compilation of the Messages and Papers of the Presidents • James D. Richardson

... activities of the school is Long Division. This is relatively simple, but the possible behavior in which it may function is far less simple. In the past, this same Long Division has functioned in the Brooklyn Bridge, in the Hoosac Tunnel, and Washington Monument, in the Simplon Pass, and in Eiffel Tower. It has helped us to travel up the mountain side on funicular railways, underneath rivers and cities by means of subways, under the ocean in submarines, and in the air by means of aircraft, and over the tops of cities ...
— The Vitalized School • Francis B. Pearson

... cloud began billowing up from the base of the Washington Monument, and with an ear-shattering, glass-splintering roar, the great shaft rose majestically from its base and vanished into space on a ...
— A Filbert Is a Nut • Rick Raphael



Words linked to "Washington Monument" :   monument, memorial, Washington D.C., Washington, obelisk, American capital, capital of the United States



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