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1. (Fine Arts & Visual Arts / Architecture) a stone pillar having a square or rectangular cross section and sides that taper towards a pyramidal top, often used as a monument in ancient Egypt
2. (Communication Arts / Printing, Lithography & Bookbinding) Printing another name for dagger 
[via Latin from Greek obeliskos a little spit, from obelos spit]
ob•e•lisk (ˈɒb ə lɪsk)
1. a tapering, four-sided shaft of stone, usu. monolithic and having a pyramidal apex.
[1540–50; < Latin obeliscus < Greek obelískos small spit]
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An obelisk marks the spot where two men have already been drowned, while bathing there; and the steps of the obelisk are generally used as a diving-board by young men now who wish to see if the place really IS dangerous.
As they approached the Piazza del Popolo, the crowd became more dense, and above the heads of the multitude two objects were visible: the obelisk, surmounted by a cross, which marks the centre of the square, and in front of the obelisk, at the point where the three streets, del Babuino, del Corso, and di Ripetta, meet, the two uprights of the scaffold, between which glittered the curved knife of the mandaia.
Five years later, in the twilight of an April morning, he stood on the green, beside the meeting-house, at Lexington, where now the obelisk of granite, with a slab of slate inlaid, commemorates the first fallen of the Revolutions.
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