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a rampart built around the top of a castle with regular gaps for firing arrows or guns

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He therefore retired a little space from the battlement, yet without losing all his ground, for he still thought to cover himself with glory.
AS Tosca leaps to her death from the battlements at the climax of Puccini's melodramatic opera, one cannot help but feel a little concerned for the safety of the singer who plays the part.
Stoker wrote of "a vast ruined castle whose broken battlements showed a jagged line against the sky".
One of my most vivid memories is his absolute joy of driving through the ford at Kenilworth, watching our faces in the mirror and then mum spreading out a picnic whilst my sister and me and other children scrambled all over the castle ruins, up and down the battlements enacting fabulous mythical stories, with no-one worrying about our health and safety.
While love-struck Queen Gertrude, a sensuous Juliet Stevenson, and her new King Claudius glide into cocktail parties, the royal family's dilemmas are played out on big screen news channels and, when the ghost of the old King first appears, it is not on the battlements but on CCTV.
TAKE one semi-detached home, add battlements, flags and goblets and abracadabra - you too can live in a medieval castle.
THE project to transform medieval towers in Caernarfon into holiday apartments and open up historic battlements should start next year.
Which C is the battlements of a castle, with regular gaps for firing arrows or guns?
Improvements to the battlements will enable Parks Canada to continue to tell the story of Fort Wellingtons place in the protection and building of our nation, so Canadians can connect with their history.
DUBAI, July 18 (KUNA) -- Dubai Museum is housed in Al-Fahidi Fort, and it's an enormous example of a desert fort, complete with cannons and battlements.
Also in Saturday's sale is a carved stone soldier from the battlements of Alnwick Castle.
Workers have restored the amphitheatre, battlements, Albert the Good statue, Way Sculpture and miniature car track and pupils from Framwellgate Moor School helped with ground clearance around the battlements last year as part of Durham Police's community project.
It's a dazzling, unforgettable and totally magical spectacle, which ends with the lone piper atop the battlements above the castle