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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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The panelling of the window embrasures and wainscot in the style of Brettingham has been embellished with ornamental frames and musical trophies carved and gilded by Cuenot.
Chinese defenders had a commanding view of the battlefield, since the city's walls had countless loopholes for their riflemen and embrasures for their field guns, which maintained an incessant bombardment of the foreigners' compounds.
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A person of noted taste and grand gesture, Nevelson did not necessarily place her black boxes--to speak only of her best-known type of work--against the white wall of the gallery; she frequently positioned them against or within enveloping walls or architectural embrasures painted the same matte black as the boxes themselves.
I had caught a glimpse of him floating between two narrow windows, two embrasures, the guardians--of reason?
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On a moonlit October night, my eight-year-old son and I are squeezed into two separate upstairs window embrasures looking at the ghostly silhouette of a ruined medieval cathedral.
4/ "Petrarch and Sorato followed, turrets slowly turning, firing at embrasures .
A 10-foot-high narrow platform ringed the fort's interior; 31 guns, 9 and 12 pounders, bristled from its embrasures.
The infant colony had been provided with some rudimentary defences, initially earthworks, but moving toward more substantial stone construction, there were quite a number of `close to the water' smooth bore small calibre cannon mounted to fire through embrasures rather than en barbette and there had been an extension of the defences toward the harbour entrance.