Crenellation

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Crenellation

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

crenellation
See battlement.
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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.S.
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It is a phantasmagoria of towers, crenellations, gothic details and multi-coloured pantiles, soaring over the concrete urbanity of the modern-day settlement.
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Today, modern roads snake through the mountains to the most remote villages, schools are everywhere, health care is among the best in the world, and Muscat gleams with elegant white buildings with a style which borrows from India as well as from the crenellations and battlements of Oman's own ancient forts.
But there is no doubting the theme at Bunkers Hill House, notable at first glance for its big quatrefoil motifs within the stonework and the dramatic crenellations.
The weeping of crenellations, the smile and the vine,
We know they're using Islam." After some scrutiny, we can just make out crenellations on the crest of a hill.
The historic town, once famous for its shoe-making industries, is dominated by a massive mediaeval fortress, complete with crenellations and 13 immense towers which rank amongst the largest in Europe.