mere-torr

mere-torr, m.n: a tower formed by the sea (the walls formed by the waters of the Red Sea). (MEH-reh-TOR / ˈmɛ-ɹɛ-ˌtɔɹ)

A manuscript page shows many soldiers on horseback trapped in a towering wave of water. Their spears and the tops of their helmets still poke out the top of the wave.
Bible Pictures by William de Brailes; England, c. 1230; Baltimore, Walters Art Museum, W.106.11V. [art.thewalters.org]

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