Merlon

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Merlon

One of the solid alternates between two crenels, or open spaces, in a battlement parapet.

merlon

merlon
In an embattled parapet, one of the solid alternates between the embrasures. also see battlement.
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23) hut (Fr: hutte), cabin (Fr: cabane 'temporary shelter'), chevet (Fr: chevet 'pillow'), counterfort (Fr: contrefort), toilet (Fr: toilette), sash (Fr: chassis), merlon (Fr: merlon), latrine (Fr: latrine), barbican (Fr: barbicane), redoubt (Fr: redoute), garderobe (Fr: garder 'keep' + robe 'robe'), emplacement (Fr: emplacement), caponier (Fr: caponniere), rampart (Fr: rempart), embrasure (Fr: embrasure), meurtriere (Fr: meurtriere 'murderess'), oubliette (Fr: oublier 'forget')
35) Mortar-built or not, the south-- and east-side walls on the plan are clearly not finished for they still lack their plastering; the merlons only extend past the southwest corner.
A further point of interest in the plan comes in the arcades for shops on the east and south-sides, represented as a lintelled gallery supported by European columns, but topped with a native decorative frieze and crowned with castellated merlons.
36) In his Apologetica (1550-1555), Las Casas described the atrium walls as twice the height ('obra de un estado del suelo poco mas o menos') and topped with merlons (Las Casas 1992, Vil: 601).
With its new gunports, bartizan, and pieds d'araignee supports rising up to the merlons, the gateway (ostensibly remodelled without explicit regimento authorization) must have taken on an appearance reminiscent of Danzilho's design for the bastions of Almeida.
It is furthermore likely that this stretch, kept in service the longest, was the one whose merlons were modified to emulate the broader "French" model, which the 1502 "Instrucoes" used as apattem formodernizing the couraca.
5 m) high, and equipped with breastwork and merlons on either side.
The sections of curtain wall between the planned cubelos and the Bab al-bahr were to be equipped with breastwork and merlons facing the town, to provide parapet firing positions against attack from that direction.
On each side of the gate, two gunports were fashioned, and another two were installed in the parapet on top of the wall (a parapet that, with its merlons, brought the wall height to c.
Some bastions were found missing and merlons at some places were also not there and these along with seriously damaged portions of the wall are needed to be rebuilt.
Merlons protection between PR 148 and 149 + 850 + 750.
Lot 1 - civil engineering: creation of three merlons firewall blocks said the Fragnes reinforced earth with upstream pneutex stiffened according to technical or other variations siding.