arrow slit

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arrow loop
A vertical slit for archers in medieval fortification walls, with jambs deeply splayed toward the interior.
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This property is so old that some of the windows are arrow slits.
The castle is rich in history and but you don't get crenellations, arrow slits, and dungeons as you do in medieval castles.
Set in a vast forest, the heavily restored moated castle, with arrow slits and holes for pouring some nasty liquid onto attackers, was a former hunting lodge of the Duke of Brittany and was home to the exiled Henry Tudor during the War of the Roses.
Signs of its expansion from a Lusignan fortress to a Venetian one are evident; arrow slits in walls seen from the inner parts of the complex look out onto the Venetian fortification.
The sandstone viaduct was built in the "baronial" style, with a castellated parapet and false arrow slits to complement the architecture of nearby Kielder Castle.
One wall of the hexagonal complex has narrow arrow slits and the local residents still call the ruins of Baalbek "the castle.
A UNESCO Heritage site, the cit is a remarkable defensive structure with barbican, dry moat, outer and inner walls, inaccessible watch-towers, posterns, loopholes and arrow slits.
However, take one step through the imposing stone frontage, completewith flagtopped turrets and massive arrow slits, and you feel you are being transported back through history.
In the back wall there are three arrow slits - originally there to protect against attackers - which nowadays are the back windows.
The rest of the barn continues with a 34ft long dining hall, another of the spectacular improvements of recent years, now a baronial showpiece with exposed stone walls with old air vent recesses that look like castle arrow slits.
These were probably used for firing arrows, as they were identical to arrow slits found in the medieval city of Sultan Kala.