embrasure


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an opening (in a wall or ship or armored vehicle) for firing through

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As he passed over the drawbridge and down toward the highroad a few minutes later on his way back to Torn, he turned for one last look at the castle and there in an embrasure in the south tower stood a young woman who raised her hand to wave, and then, as though by sudden impulse, threw a kiss after the departing knight, only to disappear from the embrasure with the act.
The original keep was there with its huge buttressed Saxon towers whose mighty fifteen foot walls were pierced with stairways and vaulted chambers, lighted by embrasures which, mere slits in the outer periphery of the walls, spread to larger dimensions within, some even attaining the area of small triangular chambers.
At the top a little patch of blue sky was visible, and, in one direction, through an embrasure, he could see foliage, but whether it was beyond or within the temple he did not know.
The city wall appeared to be about thirty feet in height, its plastered expanse unbroken except by occasional embrasures.
The single window opened upon an embattled space surmounting the turret, which gave Rebecca, at first sight, some hopes of escaping; but she soon found it had no communication with any other part of the battlements, being an isolated bartisan, or balcony, secured, as usual, by a parapet, with embrasures, at which a few archers might be stationed for defending the turret, and flanking with their shot the wall of the castle on that side.
I will then trust thee,'' said Rebecca, ``thus far;'' and she descended from the verge of the battlement, but remained standing close by one of the embrasures, or machicolles, as they were then called.
As they passed over the drawbridge, Alleyne marked the gleam of arms in the embrasures to right and left, and they had scarce set foot upon the causeway ere a hoarse blare burst from a bugle, and, with screech of hinge and clank of chain, the ponderous bridge swung up into the air, drawn by unseen hands.
36 grenades, and Wright threw two through an embrasure.
By practically forcing social media platforms to create the kind of algorithms that narrow that erstwhile panoramic window to the size of an embrasure, we are entrenching people in their comfort zones and making it increasingly difficult for anything new to cut through.
13 Foulger TE, Tredwin CJ, Gill DS, et al: The in uence of varying maxillary incisal edge embrasure space and interproximal contact area dimensions on perceived smile aesthetics.
38) Cholponbai Tuleberdiev had proven his readiness to sacrifice himself by covering up an enemy's embrasure with his body.
This prompted extensive tunnelling activity and whilst there was initially no intention of mounting arms in the galleries, the value of doing so was soon realised when a ventilation hole was made, revealing not only air but a perfect embrasure for a cannon.
Attached to the front portion of the severely abbreviated stock was a folding pintle, which could be inserted into an embrasure socket.
Has habit of using unconventional items, such as a butter knife, envelopes from the mail to remove debris from larger embrasure spaces.
While Pilate's livelihood might suggest an entrepreneurial spirit, in the best tradition of American capitalism, it is not an embrasure of the hard-work ethic for the primary function of generating and accumulating wealth.