skyscraper

Part of speech: noun

A very tall structure.

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Usage examples "skyscraper":

  1. At the Subway station, Millard left us and we proceeded to Manton's executive offices in a Seventh Avenue skyscraper, built for and devoted exclusively to the film business. - "The Film Mystery", Arthur B. Reeve.
  2. I was wonderin' whether I'd be too sick to answer the shipwreck call when it came, and I tried to figure out how I'd feel bouncin' around on them skyscraper waves draped in thin pajamas and a life belt, until I must have dropped off to sleep. - "Wilt Thou Torchy", Sewell Ford.
  3. Far out in the very center of the spaceport, a high, clear- glass skyscraper rose, catching the sunlight in a million colors. - "The Colors of Space", Marion Zimmer Bradley.