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Battlement

A parapet having a regular alternation of solid parts and openings, originally for defense, but later used as a decorative motif.

battlement, embattlement

battlement
1. A fortified parapet with alternate solid parts and openings, termed respectively “merlons” and “embrasures” or “crenels” (hence crenelation). Generally for defense, but employed also as a decorative motif.
2. A roof or platform serving as battle post.
3. A decorative motif having the general shape of a battlement.
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Miss Williams brought subtlety and charm to the role in a performance that captured the attention from the minute she appeared in the church in Act One, to the moment she leapt from the battlements at the dramatic climax.
For the first time, all visitors that attend the towers will be able to access areas of the upper battlements and enjoy the far reaching views across the town, which will be an addition to the current visitor experience.
Mr Railton said: "The bearded figure is thought to be 18th century but there were much remodelling of these figures staring down at one from the battlements of the castle.
YOUNG knights can defend the battlements of a child-sized castle at this attractive and welcoming pub tucked away in the depths of the Vale of Glamorgan.
A gateway leads off The Butts at the side of the property and there are stone steps up to the battlements which surround the property.
Departs Aug 2014 Here's your chance to enjoy at first hand the colour, pomp and pageantry of the Edinburgh Tattoo, as massed pipes and drums, dancers and display teams create a dazzling, unforgettable and totally magical spectacle, all ending with the lone piper on the battlements above Edinburgh Castle
They go back to ancient times and were generally wheeled up to the battlements whereby soldiers could mount their attack against fortified defenders.
The Syrian Observatory pointed out that three Free Army fighters were killed in battlements near al-Klassa police station in the city which was taken over by the revolutionists.
We look at how this common bird makes its home in the battlements of the Mehrangarh Fort in Jodhpur, before we follow cranes as they migrate across the Himalayas and battle bad weather and hungry predators to reach their destination, India where they are celebrated and adored.
Sometimes I climb on to the battlements and fly off like Superwoman.
John Dunlop is 70 now and it was way back in April 1966 that Tamino took the Palace House Stakes at Newmarket to become the first of over 3,400 winners that he has sent out from Castle Stables, set within the shade of the great Arundel battlements started up in Norman times.