tower of silence

tower of silence
Open-topped tower where Parsees place their dead.

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  • tower of silence — a circular stone wall having a height of 20 to 30 feet and an outside circumference of 200 to 270 feet on which the Parsis expose their dead to vultures called also dakhma * * * /tow euhr/ a circular stone platform, typically 30 ft. (9.1 m) in… …   Useful english dictionary

  • tower of silence — /tow euhr/ a circular stone platform, typically 30 ft. (9.1 m) in height, on which the Parsees of India leave their dead to be devoured by vultures. Also called dakhma. * * * …   Universalium

  • tower of silence — noun a tall open topped structure on which Parsees traditionally place and leave exposed the body of someone who has died …   English new terms dictionary

  • tower of silence — noun (in Parsee communities) a circular stone platform, usually nine metres in height, on which the dead are exposed, to be consumed by predatory birds …   Australian English dictionary

  • tower — n. & v. n. 1 a a tall esp. square or circular structure, often part of a church, castle, etc. b a fortress etc. comprising or including a tower. c a tall structure housing machinery, apparatus, operators, etc. (cooling tower; control tower). 2 a… …   Useful english dictionary

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  • Towers of Silence — are circular raised structures used by Zoroastrians for exposure of the dead. There is no standard technical name for such a construction. The common dakhma or dokhma (from Middle Persian dakhmag ) originally denoted any place for the dead.… …   Wikipedia

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