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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

  Nuraghe \Nu*ra"ghe\, n.; It. pl. {-ghi}. Also Nuragh \Nu"ragh\,
     etc.[It. dial. (Sardinia) nuraghe).]
     One of the prehistoric towerlike structures found in
           The so-called nuraghi, conical monuments with truncated

           summits, 30-60 ft. in height, 35-100 ft. in diameter at
           the base, constructed sometimes of hewn, and sometimes
           of unhewn blocks of stone without mortar. They are
           situated either on isolated eminences or on the slopes
           of the mountains, seldom on the plains, and usually
           occur in groups. They generally contain two (in some
           rare instances three) conically vaulted chambers, one
           above the other, and a spiral staircase constructed in
           the thick walls ascends to the upper stories.
     [Webster 1913 Suppl.]

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