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Obelisk

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Pronunciation : Ob"e*lisk
Part of Speech : n.
Etymology : [L. obeliscus, Gr. ob?lisque.]
Definition : 1. An upright, four-sided pillar, gradually tapering as it rises, and terminating in a pyramid called pyramidion. It is ordinarily monolithic. Egyptian obelisks are commonly covered with hieroglyphic writing from top to bottom.

2. (Print.)

Defn: A mark of reference; -- called also dagger [&dag;]. See Dagger, n., 2.
Source : Webster's Unabridged Dictionary, 1913

Pronunciation : Ob"e*lisk
Part of Speech : v.
Definition : Defn: To mark or designate with an obelisk.

t. [imp. & p. p. Obelisked; p. pr. & vb. n. Obelisking.]
Source : Webster's Unabridged Dictionary, 1913

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