Definition of dreaming spires in English:
A name for the city of Oxford.
- Trains leave New Street at three and thirty three minutes past the hour and take just over an hour to reach the currently overcast dreaming spires.
- It extends from the dreaming spires through the judiciary and civil service, by way of liberal establishments, right through to the Cabinet, one-third of whom are Oxbridge graduates.
- The recent sojourn among the dreaming spires included book-shopping, general admiration of the architecture and a long-anticipated visit to the Pitt Rivers Museum.
From ‘ Thyrsis’ (1866), a poem by Matthew Arnold.
What do you find interesting about this word or phrase?
Comments that don't adhere to our Community Guidelines may be moderated or removed.