Definitions

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  • noun architecture A parapet with battlements projecting from the top of a tower in a castle or church.

Etymologies

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Scottish form of bratticing.

Examples

  • So much was Arthur awed by the scene before him, that he had almost forgotten, while gazing from the bartisan, the important business which had brought him to this place, when it was suddenly recalled by finding himself in the presence of Margaret of Anjou, who, not seeing him in the parlor of reception, had stepped upon the balcony, that she might meet with him the sooner.

    Anne of Geierstein

  • As she spoke, she threw open the latticed window which led to the bartisan, and in an instant after, stood on the very verge of the parapet, with not the slightest screen between her and the tremendous depth below.

    Ivanhoe

  • ` ` To the battlements! '' cried De Bracy, ` ` and let us mark what these knaves do without; '' and so saying, he opened a latticed window which led to a sort of bartisan or projecting balcony, and immediately called from thence to those in the apartment ---

    Ivanhoe

  • Here were goblin, ghost, and fairy, fight and foray, fair ladies and true lovers, gallant knights and hard blows, blazing beacons on every hill crest and on the bartisan of every tower.

    Essays in Little

  • “To the battlements!” cried De Bracy, “and let us mark what these knaves do without;” and so saying, he opened a latticed window which led to a sort of bartisan or projecting balcony, and immediately called from thence to those in the apartment — “Saint Dennis, but the old monk hath brought true tidings! —

    Ivanhoe

  • "To the battlements!" cried De Bracy, "and let us mark what these knaves do without;" and so saying, he opened a latticed window which led to a sort of bartisan or projecting balcony, and immediately called from thence to those in the apartment -- - "Saint Dennis, but the old monk hath brought true tidings!

    Ivanhoe. A Romance

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