Englisch-Deutsch Übersetzungen für das Wort: obelisk

Obelisk {m}Maskulinum (der)
Gedenkpfeiler {m}Maskulinum (der) (Obelisk)


In the darkness of the dome they wait, their pushedback chairs, my obelisk valise, around a board of abandoned platters.
He proposed to set up there a national fertilising farm to be named Omphalos with an obelisk hewn and erected after the fashion of Egypt and to offer his dutiful yeoman services for the fecundation of any female of what grade of life soever who should there direct to him with the desire of fulfilling the functions of her natural.
He read of the swallows that fly in and out of the little cafe at Smyrna where the Hadjis sit counting their amber beads and the turbaned merchants smoke their long tasselled pipes and talk gravely to each other; he read of the Obelisk in the Place de la Concorde that weeps tears of granite in its lonely sunless exile and longs to be back by the hot, lotus-covered Nile, where there are Sphinxes, and rose-red ibises, and white vultures with gilded claws, and crocodiles with small beryl eyes that crawl over the green steaming mud; he began to brood over those verses which, drawing music from kiss-stained marble, tell of that curious statue that Gautier compares to a contralto voice, the "monstre charmant" that couches in the porphyry-room of the Louvre.
They divided it into cakes by methods too well known to require description, and these, being sledded to the shore, were rapidly hauled off on to an ice platform, and raised by grappling irons and block and tackle, worked by horses, on to a stack, as surely as so many barrels of flour, and there placed evenly side by side, and row upon row, as if they formed the solid base of an obelisk designed to pierce the clouds.

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Obelisk {m} obelisk
Gedenkpfeiler {m} (Obelisk) commemorative obelisk
Gedenkpfeiler {m} (Obelisk) obelisk
Der schwarze Obelisk [lit.] (Erich Maria Remarque) The Black Obelisk
Nadel {f} [ugs., fig.] (Antenne, Kamin, Mast, Obelisk oder Turm) needle [coll.]