pinnacle

Definition: A high or topmost point (like a mountain-peak)

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A Tramp Abroad - By Mark Twain
...She would show the glittering arch of her upper third occasionally, and scrape it along behind the comb-like row; sometimes a pinnacle stood straight up, like a statuette of ebony, against that glittering white shield, then seemed to glide out of it by its own volition and power, and become a dim spectre, whilst the next pinnacle glided into its place and blotted the spotless disk with the black exclamation point of its presence ....
The Farringdons - By Ellen Thorneycroft Fowler
...A pinnacle is a poor substitute for a hearthstone, from the feminine point of view; and laurel wreaths do not make half so satisfactory a journey 's end as lovers ' meetings ....
The Voyage Out - By Virginia Woolf
...Mountains whose sides were flushed with red, but whose crowns were bald, rose as a pinnacle, half-concealing another pinnacle behind it ....
The Small House at Allington - By Anthony Trollope, John Everett Millais
...Lily for the time had been raised to a pinnacle,--a pinnacle which might be dangerous, but which was, at any rate, lofty ....
The Rosary - By Florence Louisa Barclay
...I let him continue to believe what he believes, because it is the only way to keep you on the pinnacle where he has placed you ....
My Lady Caprice - By Jeffery Farnol
...`` Or--or ` hurling yourself from the topmost pinnacle of yon lofty crag ? ' "...
Lewis Rand - By Mary Johnston, Frederick Coffay Yohn
...It was a trick of the light and an effect of imagination, an imagination that was hounded, day by day, from depth to pinnacle, from pinnacle to depth, back and forth like a shuttlecock in giant hands ....
The Heritage of the Sioux - By B. M. Bower, Monte Crews, Little, Brown and Company, S.J. Parkhill & Co
...We 'll be up outa reach of any trouble ourselves, if I remember that little pinnacle right . "...
Agnes of Sorrento - By Harriet Beecher Stowe
...See here, I have drawn a goodly arch with a pinnacle ....
Barchester Towers - By Anthony Trollope, Michael Sadleir
...how often sitting there, in happy early days, on those lowly benches in front of the altar, have I whiled away the tedium of a sermon in considering how best I might thread my way up amidst those wooden towers, and climb safely to the topmost pinnacle !...
Treasure Island - By Robert Louis Stevenson, Louis Rhead
...Everything else was unchanged, the sun still shining mercilessly on the steaming marsh and the tall pinnacle of the mountain, and I could scarce persuade myself that murder had actually been done and a human life cruelly cut short a moment since before my eyes ....
The Age of Innocence - By Edith Wharton
...APPLETON 'S RECENT FICTION THE AGE OF INNOCENCE By EDITH WHARTON This great popular success marks the pinnacle of Mrs. Whar-ton 's art thus far ....
The Hound of the Baskervilles - By Arthur Conan Doyle
...There was the sharp pinnacle of granite still cutting the lower edge of the moon, but its peak bore no trace of that silent and motionless figure ....
The Last of the Mohicans - By James Fenimore Cooper
...The elder maiden is conveyed to a neighboring people, whose lodges are situate beyond yonder black pinnacle of rock; while the younger is detained among the women of the Hurons, whose dwellings are but two short miles hence, on a table land, where the fire has done the office of the axe, and prepared the place for their reception . "...