2. Noun. (alternative form of Martello) ¹
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Definition of Martello
1. a circular fort [n -LOS]
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Literary usage of Martello
Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:
1. The Life of Lorenzo De' Medici, Called the Magnificent: Called the Magnificent by William Roscoe (1803)
"... Lor. si faceva le nozze in Fiorenza « Qando al ciel piacque, di Braccio martello, " Giovane ornata d'i tanta eccellenza " Ch'io non saprei chi comparare ..."
2. The Diary of Sir John Moore by John Moore (1904)
"Nevertheless I have everywhere substituted the spelling "martello," always given to it in Lord Hood's MSS. letters in the British Museum.2 My reason is that ..."
3. The History of the Forty-eighth Regiment New York State Volunteers, in the by Abraham John Palmer (1885)
"Their headquarters were in the old martello-tower, which stands upon almost the only solid point of the island. Its quaint walls, built of concrete and ..."
4. A Catalogue of the Collection of Prints from the Liber Studiorum of Joseph by Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, Francis Bullard, Grenville Lindall Winthrop, William Aspenwall Bradley, Emil Heinrich Richter, Joseph Mallord William Turner (1916)
"martello TOWERS NEAR BEXHILL, SUSSEX DRAWN AND ETCHED BY JMW TURNER ENGRAVED ... In lower margin, scratched in Roman letters: "martello Towers near Bexhill. ..."
5. Autobiography and Personal Recollections of John B. Gough: With Twenty-six by John Bartholomew Gough (1870)
"... Nicknames—martello Towers—Mode of Smuggling—Incidents—Wrecks. iI WAS born on the 22d of August, 1817, at Sand- gate, in the County of Kent, England. ..."
6. Travels in Canada, and the United States, in 1816 and 1817 by Francis Hall (1819)
"The fort, which was merely a field-work during the war, is now finishing with stone, dug from its own foundation ; and, having two stout martello towers, ..."
7. Travels Through Part of the United States and Canada in 1818 and 1819 by John Morison Duncan (1823)
"Beyond the elevated "dge, four strong martello towers have been erected, extending in a line across the peninsula; and heavy guns crown their summits, ..."
8. The History of the County of Dublin by John D'Alton (1838)
"... raise the same above high water, to within twenty perches of the point near the martello tower; the place affords plenty of materials for such a work. ..."