Caracol



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Historical Examples

The caracol, or “Winding Staircase,” stands on two rectangular stone-faced terraces reached by steps.
The American Egypt Channing Arnold

To the south of the caracol stands a ruin of remarkable beauty and in wonderful preservation.
The American Egypt Channing Arnold

After some little stay, the purser took his leave, and lay all night on board the caracol.
A General History and Collection of Voyages and Travels, Vol. VIII. Robert Kerr

The only circular turning arch we saw was the continuously rounded one in the caracol at Chichen.
The American Egypt Channing Arnold

Mr. Cookson, accompanied only by a janissary in uniform, drove immediately towards the caracol.
The Egyptian campaigns, 1882 to 1885 Charles Royle

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