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  • noun Plural form of arrowslit.

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Examples

  • They sat talking for hours on the dusty, twig-littered floor, one or other of them getting up from time to time to cast a glance through the arrowslits and make sure that no one was coming.

    Nineteen Eighty-four

  • They sat talking for hours on the dusty, twig-littered floor, one or other of them getting up from time to time to cast a glance through the arrowslits and make sure that no one was coming.

    Nineteen Eighty-four

  • Open the gates a little, On Lawn, and actually read the posts, not just the little snatches you seem to be getting through your arrowslits.

    Why are only queer rights on the chopping block?

  • They were true windows rather than arrowslits, but firmly barred with elaborate wrought iron grates.

    This Scepter'd Isle

  • "Do you recognize the windows?" asked his father, and Lord Ermenwyr squinted down at the arrowslits far below.

    Asimov's Science Fiction

  • There must be arrowslits lower down, but he could not make them out in the night.

    The Dragon Reborn

  • The walls here had two tapestries, mountain scenes with waterfalls, and flower-embroidered curtains alongside the arrowslits.

    The Great Hunt

  • He dove behind his stout oaken chair just as the tapestries slithered into heaps, revealing arrowslits cut through the stone walls behind.

    Stormwarden

  • They sat talking for hours on the dusty, twig - littered floor, one or other of them getting up from time to time to cast a glance through the arrowslits and make sure that no one was coming.

    Nineteen Eighty-Four

  • Medieval castles were well-fortified with thick, stone, concentric walls, moats, arrowslits, portcullises, battlements and towers from which molten lead and burning oil would be dumped onto invaders.

    Denver Post: News: Breaking: Local

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