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  1. Spires

    A spire is a tall, slender, pointed structure on top of a roof of a building or tower, especially at the summit of church steeples. A spire may have a square, circular, or polygonal plan, with a roughly conical or pyramidal shape. Spires are typically made of stonework or brickwork, or else of timber structures with metal cladding, ceramic tiling, roof shingles, or slates on the exterior.Since towers supporting spires are usually square, square-plan spires emerge directly from the tower's walls, but octagonal spires are either built for a pyramidal transition section called a broach at the spire's base, or else freed spaces around the tower's summit for decorative elements like pinnacles. The former solution is known as a broach spire. Small or short spires are known as spikes, spirelets, or flèches.

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  1. Spires

    or Speyer, an old German town on the left bank of the Rhine, in the Palatinate, 14 m. SW. of Heidelberg, the seat of a bishop and with a cathedral, of its kind one of the finest in Europe, and the remains of the Retscher, or imperial palace, where in 1529 the Diet of the Empire was held at which the Reformers first got the name of Protestants, because of their protestation against the imperial decree issued at Worms prohibiting any further innovations in religion.

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    According to the U.S. Census Bureau, Spires is ranked #4672 in terms of the most common surnames in America.

    The Spires surname appeared 7,592 times in the 2010 census and if you were to sample 100,000 people in the United States, approximately 3 would have the surname Spires.

    83.9% or 6,376 total occurrences were White.
    11.5% or 875 total occurrences were Black.
    1.8% or 139 total occurrences were of two or more races.
    1.6% or 128 total occurrences were of Hispanic origin.
    0.5% or 45 total occurrences were American Indian or Alaskan Native.
    0.3% or 29 total occurrences were Asian.

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  1. Persis

  2. pisser

  3. prises

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of spires in Chaldean Numerology is: 4

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of spires in Pythagorean Numerology is: 5

Examples of spires in a Sentence

  1. Joe Sutherland:

    Jasper Spires’re pretty distraught that Police Chief Lanier was released for a similar if not less deadly crime two days earlier, it led to a direct line to my nephew’s death.

  2. Nathan West:

    [T]he City did not purchase these spires for the purpose of energy creating infrastructure but rather as a park element. There are however many other thoughts that went into the decision making regarding purchase of the spires.

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