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embrasure

an opening forming a door or window, having splayed sides that increase the width of the opening in the interior

Embrasure

The crenels or spaces between the merlons of a battlement; an enlargement of a door or window opening at the inside face of a wall by means of splayed sides.

embrasure

[em′brā·zhər]
(architecture)
Opening in a wall or parapet, especially one through which a gun is fired.
An opening such as for a door or window with sloping or beveled sides.

embrasure

embrasure: B
1. The crenels or intervals between the merlons of a battlement.
2. An enlargement
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Every building can become its own "fortified region" with multiple window embrasures, canalization traps, attics, and basements.
Today, in majority of the adult population with a history of periodontal disease, open gingival embrasures are a common problem.
A few embrasures and a strategically placed cannon and we could be impregnable.
Leur champ graphique est en effet un espace contraignant fait de seuils, de limites et de supports : une realite spatiale a la fois diversifiee et codifiee du fait qu'elle est imposee par le mur et ses accidents; une realite toujours marquee par le cadre (par les embrasures de portes et de fenetres) si l'on en juge I.
slowly develop their strength; embrasures, cannon, and loop holes, successively presenting themselves.
Likewise, Rainworth Fort is another example of mud and basalt blocks with rifle embrasures cut into the walls, built shortly after the Cullin la Ringo massacre (with 19 victims making it the largest killing of settlers by Aboriginals in Australian history and which was followed by massive retribution; for further details see Elder 2003).
Young Dental reports that the Pointed Polisher has been designed to increase stability and allow for enhanced stain removal because of its ergonomically-designed tip to improve access around crowns, bridges, implants, wide embrasures, and furcations.
Before the acrylic had set, the stent and temporary bridge were removed, all excess was properly trimmed, and embrasures opened and then balanced occlusion verified with no premature occlusal contact.
Buttons--gilt, nine-tenths of an inch exterior diameter, slightly convex; a raised bright rim, one-thirtieth of an inch wide; device an eagle holding in his beak a scroll with the word "Essayons," a bastion with embrasures in the distance, surrounded by water, and a rising sun; the figures to be of dead gold upon a bright field.
The following description is taken from this order: Buttons--gilt, nine-tenths of an inch exterior diameter, slightly convex; a raised bright rim, one-thirtieth of an inch wide; device an eagle holding in his beak a scroll with the word "Essayons," a bastion with embrasures in the distance, surrounded by water, and a rising sun; the figures to be of dead gold upon a bright field.
However, periodontal dis- ease may lead to bone loss and soft tissue loss resulting in enlarged gingival embrasures and increased crown length causing esthetic problems.
While some of the politicians were "covering embrasures [presumably, from 'bullets' and 'grenades'] with their mighty chests", the others were looking for "sensitive spots to hit" (Rakhmanin 2003d).