Wednesday, 25 September 2013



1. a small tower that projects from the wall of a building, especially a medieval castle
2. a self-contained structure, capable of rotation, in which weapons are mounted, especially in tanks and warships
3. a similar structure on an aircraft that houses one or more guns and sometimes a gunner
4. a tall wooden tower on wheels used formerly by besiegers to scale the walls of a fortress
5. (on a machine tool) a turret-like steel structure with tools projecting radially that can be indexed round to select or to bring each tool to bear on the work

The architects have succumbed
To the attraction of turrets
For the sake of picturesque

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