Definition of 'obelisk'
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There, jutting from the racing waters, stood a dark, jagged stone, not too tall, its rugged jet surface like an unhewn obelisk. DREAMS OF INNOCENCE (1989)There was a rather squat, stone-and-rock obelisk in the middle of the lawn. DEATH OF A NYMPH (1989)
I think you would've remembered them if... "The woman had become an obelisk; it was futile to continue. FURTHER TALES OF THE CITY (1989)
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Used Occasionally. obelisk is one of the 30000 most commonly used words in the Collins dictionary
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