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pinnacle
used in The Two Towers

8 uses
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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."
  • From the lowest dungeon to the highest peak it climbed. ascending in unbroken spiral in many thousand steps, until it issued at last in Durin's Tower carved in the living rock of Zirak-zigil, the pinnacle of the Silvertine.
    3.5 — Book 3 Chapter 5 — The White Rider (81% in)
  • It seemed to Legolas, as he strained his farseeing eyes, that he caught a glint of white: far away perchance the sun twinkled on a pinnacle of the Tower of Guard.
    3.6 — Book 3 Chapter 6 — The King of the Golden Hall (57% in)
  • There are columns of white and saffron and dawn-rose, Legolas, fluted and twisted into dreamlike forms; they spring up from many-coloured floors to meet the glistening pendants of the roof: wings, ropes, curtains fine as frozen clouds; spears, banners, pinnacles of suspended palaces!
    3.8 — Book 3 Chapter 8 — The Road to Isengard (27% in)
  • A peak and isle of rock it was. black and gleaming hard: four mighty piers of many-sided stone were welded into one, but near the summit they opened into gaping horns. their pinnacles sharp as the points of spears, keen-edged as knives.
    3.8 — Book 3 Chapter 8 — The Road to Isengard (75% in)
  • They slept as well as they could for the cold, turn and turn about, in a nook among great jagged pinnacles of weathered rock; at least they were sheltered from the easterly wind.
    4.1 — Book 4 Chapter 1 — The Taming of Smeagol (10% in)
  • There it seemed to Frodo that he descried far off, floating as it were on a shadowy sea, the high dim tops and broken pinnacles of old towers forlorn and dark.
    4.7 — Book 4 Chapter 7 — Journey to the Cross-roads (36% in)
  • Frodo shuddered as he looked again at the distant pinnacles now dwindling into night, and the sound of the water seemed cold and cruel: the voice of Morgulduin, the polluted stream that flowed from the Valley of the Wraiths.
    4.7 — Book 4 Chapter 7 — Journey to the Cross-roads (40% in)
  • Dimly the hobbits could discern tall piers and jagged pinnacles of stone on either side, between which were great crevices and fissures blacker than the night, where forgotten winters had gnawed and carved the sunless stone.
    4.8 — Book 4 Chapter 8 — The Stairs of Cirith Ungol (55% in)

There are no more uses of "pinnacle" in The Two Towers.

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