portcullis


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gate consisting of an iron or wooden grating that hangs in the entry to a castle or fortified town

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The cars were parked along the full length of the castle drive up to the portcullis.
Mr Blunkett later arrived in Portcullis House, part of the House of Commons, and took refuge from journalists in a private room.
The cost is the equivalent of almost pounds 600 per window, according to an unofficial estimate by Lib Dem MP Norman Baker, who has an office in the pounds 250million Portcullis House building.
Walton and Kirkdale League under-13s side Portcullis beat Skelmersdale 3-1 to be crowned under-13s champions.
Portcullis House, which houses 210 MPs and 400 support staff, was initially costed in 1991 at pounds 61million.
But Minister for Assembly Business, Carwyn Jones, said the development in Cardiff Bay is ``a far more prickly issue'' in Wales than work on the pounds 235m Portcullis House was at Westminster.
Unique footage covers the experimental lowering of a 700-year-old portcullis for the first time in living memory.
Keys took to the stage with her keyboard in a room at Portcullis House, the new office building for MPs, which is more used to hosting select committee meetings than performances by American soul singers.
There is likely to be a huge celebration at the Rose and Portcullis Inn at Butleigh near Glastonbury as 20 pub regulars form the Portcullis Racing syndicate, who watched Gumley Gale carry their colours to success in the Pot Black Handicap Hurdle.
They fear they will be away from the action in Portcullis House, which opens opposite Parliament in the autumn.
The supply and installation of newFront Door and Screen (full portcullis style), Rear Door (full portcullis style) and New GDX5 door entry system to include control rack, door station with yellow bezel buttons to front & rear.
A portcullis is 2-1 favourite because if there's one thing the public loves it's a nice portcullis.
Chris Ham, 21, said he had never seen Martyn Jones, who has held Clwyd South for 20 years, until the day he "politely" asked to see his pass at Portcullis House in Westminster in May last year.
Our destination was the aptly-named Portcullis restaurant located only a catapult throw away from the aforementioned above the Palace Vaults pub better-known locally as the Pen Deitch (meaning top of the ditch).
Mr Benn met Khan in Portcullis House ( where many MPs have their offices ( and talked about his role as the school's local MP.