Crenellation


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Related to Crenellation: Battlements, merlons

Crenellation

A pattern of repeated depressed openings in a fortification parapet wall.

crenellation

crenellation
See battlement.
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The Great Wall at Mutianyu features crenellations, finely curved eaves, decorative gables with animal statues, and tablets bearing calligraphy.
Blacksmith Stephen Mather, 40, of nearby Holbourn Smithy, used more than two tonnes of metal to handcraft longbows, billhooks, arrows, the Flodden Cross, an English rose crest, flag, Lamb of God emblems, the contours of the hills where the battle took place and the crenellations of Barmoor Castle.
They may however be conveniently defined by distinctive features under the headings essential features (contour, outlines, cores, interstices) and additional features (orifices, crenellations, microdots, oval flecks, caps, cusps).
Some formlings have triangular or linear spiked crenellations on their outlines, sometimes all around the outer edges of outlines, or at the top or the base of formlings.
Crenellations (merlons) on the perimeter of the roof were repaired or rebuilt.
The buttresses and crenellations of the rocks tower above in a myriad of rose, gold and orange in the early morning sun.
The mask is topped by castle crenellations, which give the brand a sense of time and place.
Going through the history of Ryder in Newcastle - and further afield - he lists the projects which have built the firm commercially, and in stature, rather than lingering over those schemes with the fanciest crenellations or which won the most awards.
Occasionally, these boundaries have triangular or linear-spiked crenellations on their edges.
But the flutes, friezes and crenellations designed by Robert Adam had been severely weathered, and the tower had a serious case of rising damp, due to the original drainage system ( which runs the entire height of the building ( having become almost completely blocked with 225 years of twigs, leaves and pebbles.
The decorative band of crenellations is imprecise in places and the lines are of uneven thickness (see Tafel 5a).
In the outskirts of Moscow and St Petersburg, private villas are most likely built or refurbished in brick, adorned with crenellations and a watchtower-cum-veranda, with high fencing in wrought iron surrounding each small plot of land.