Crenellation


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Crenellation

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

crenellation

crenellation
See battlement.
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Most revealing are his domestic aspirations: he acquired both a London house and a country estate, building at the latter not just a house but a castle, complete with turrets and crenellations.
The main elements used in traditional architecture are wind towers, arches, air pullers, parapets and crenellations.
As you approach the fort, the crenellations look like ominous rows of helmeted warriors watching you with disapproval.
Barry mentions but makes no pronouncement on reports that, along with turrets and crenellations, many of these castles resemble their European counterparts in that they come complete with ghosts.
Although the original Fatimid minarets have succumbed to time, luckily the minarets maintain their Mamluk crenellations.
Our accommodation was in a small Jacobean mansion, Winder Hall, at Low Lorton, complete with crenellations and mullioned windows (but elegantly modern bathrooms).
In a film set in medieval times, the castle behind the actors would offer such identifiers as a moat and drawbridge, maybe crenellations and a turret--all packed within the frame of the picture.
This effect is heightened by precise physical detail: the governess notes that he is in an angle of one of the two towers of Bly, standing erect, with both hands on the ledge; he does not wear a hat; and when he moves, his hand explores the crenellations of the tower.
From behind the concrete crenellations of the Green Zone, Americans watched glumly as their enemy was given the opportunity to launch more tirades against the Great Satan in Washington and call for the pullout of U.
So, over the years, I have continuously tried to understand and interpret the fortune, and have come to the conclusion that, in his wisdom (and assuming he actually said it), Confucius was describing leadership as a personal journey, a kind of intellectual ziggurat from whose crenellations we must observe our surroundings and make decisions for which we are singularly responsible.
It is a phantasmagoria of towers, crenellations, gothic details and multi-coloured pantiles, soaring over the concrete urbanity of the modern-day settlement.