Definition of dreaming spires in English:

dreaming spires

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  • A name for the city of Oxford.
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    • 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.

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