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Silo   /sˈaɪloʊ/   Listen
Silo

noun
1.
A cylindrical tower used for storing silage.
2.
Military installation consisting of an underground structure where ballistic missiles can be stored and fired.






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"Silo" Quotes from Famous Books



... Thereupon I began to hate allegories. They are pleasing, to be sure, especially when they contain happy allusions. They may be compared to choice pictures. But as much as real objects with their native hues surpass a picture, even though it should glow, as the poet has it (stat silo V. 1, 5), with Apelles-like colors, closely copied from nature, so much the historical narrative itself is ...
— Commentary on Genesis, Vol. II - Luther on Sin and the Flood • Martin Luther

... little man, who wears eye-glasses and a bob-tailed coat, and who is breeding Jersey cattle and experimenting with ensilage. It is well for this little man's peace of mind that the dispersion was an accomplished fact before he made his appearance. The Jersey cattle would have been winked at, and the silo regarded as an object of curiosity; but the eye-glasses and the bob-tailed coat would not have been tolerated. But if Pinetucky had its peculiarities, it also had its advantages. It was pleased with ...
— Mingo - And Other Sketches in Black and White • Joel Chandler Harris

... give back, full quantity, Silo, Then be a bully beyond exorability, you: Else, if money be all, O cease so lewdly to practise Bawd, yet ...
— The Poems and Fragments of Catullus • Catullus

... the thrashers and silo fillers comin' in hungry as bears, what would they say? No dinner cookin' and I on a pedestal, why it would be the town's talk. Or you comin' home from Jonesville on a cold night fraxious as a dog and sayin' you should die off if you didn't have supper in ten minutes. ...
— Samantha at the St. Louis Exposition • Marietta Holley

... termination of this word in o marks it as Spanish; and accordingly, on reference to Baretti's dictionary of that language, I find the word "SILO, a subterraneous granary." But, Sir, this discovery only raises another question, and one which I wish much to see solved. A Spanish substantive must be for the most part the name of something existing at some time or ...
— Notes and Queries, Number 218, December 31, 1853 • Various



Words linked to "Silo" :   armed services, military installation, armed forces, military, tower, military machine, war machine



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