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pinnacle
used in The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes

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Definition
the highest point
in various senses, including:
  • the best stage of development — as in "I met her at the pinnacle of her success."
  • a high pointed rock formation or mountain peak — as in "The eagle circled the rocky pinnacle."
  • a pointed tower at the top of a building — as in "With the pinnacle, it is the highest building in the city."
  • Above the woods which lined it upon the farther side we could see the red, jutting pinnacles which marked the site of the rich landowner's dwelling.
    Adventure IV — The Boscombe Valley Mystery (65% in)

There are no more uses of "pinnacle" in The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes.

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