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Tower, subst. 1) a very high and strong building: Lucr. 945. Lucr. 945 Sonn. 64, 3. Pilgr. 327. Tp. IV, 152. Gent. III, 1, 35. Gent. III, 1, 35 John II, 325. H4A III, 1, 33. H6A I, 4, 11. H6A I, 4, 11 III, 2, 23. IV, 2, 13. Troil. I, 2, 2. IV, 5, 220. Rom. IV, 1, 78. Tim. V, 4, 25. Caes. I, 1, 44. I, 3, 93. Lr. III, 4, 187. Per. I, 4, 24. Symbol of strength: “strong as a t. in hope,” R2 I, 3, 102. “the king's name is a t. of strength,” R3 V, 3, 12.
2) name of the ancient castle of London used as a citadel, an arsenal, and a state-prison: R2 IV, 316. V, 1, 52. H6A I, 1, 167. I, 3, 1. I, 3, 1 H6B IV, 5, 5. IV, 6, 17. IV, 9, 38. H6C III, 2, 120. IV, 8, 57. V, 5, 50. R3 I, 1, 45. H8 I, 1, 207. I, 2, 194. V, 1, 107. V, 3, 54 etc. “at the T.” H6A III, 1, 23. R3 III, 1, 65. 139 etc. “in the T.” H6B V, 1, 41. R3 IV, 2, 76. V, 3, 151 etc. Said to have been built by Julius Caesar: R2 V, 1, 2. R3 III, 1, 68.
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