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  • n. Plural form of crenelation.


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  • The top level features two turrets lined with crenelations (the alternating blocks on the edges, which I suppose would offer nuns ample protection when firing weapons at anyone attacking from the Hudson).

    Nick Carr: Forgotten Ruins in Dobbs Ferry

  • It was then he fired the castle, and as flames licked through the stony parapets, over the crenelations and in the upper rooms of the towers, it was said that you could hear the rats screaming and a scream above those tiny fevered screams which was lost in smoke and in the sound of old dry beams collapsing.


  • The sides of the crenelations on the top of the walls showed no interior stone, just a white surface.

    Cadmian's Choice

  • Yes, I had the sharpest sense that during this transit he never took his eyes from me, and I can see at this moment the way his hand, as he went, passed from one of the crenelations to the next.

    The Turn of the Screw

  • Back up on the wall, Brynn held the bulk of her forces in concealment, bringing them up little by little to the wall top, and keeping them crouched behind the shielding crenelations.


  • The low voice came from above, and Anna looked up, but could see nothing except the crenelations of the watchtower.

    The Soprano Sorceress

  • Finally, he holsters the pistol and turns to trudge back along behind the battered crenelations of the city walls toward the barriers on the west end of the north wall where the last of the Hydlenese rocket guns rest.

    The Death of Chaos

  • On the wall overhead, barely visible behind the parapet crenelations, a pair of crossbowmen sit lazily in the sun, their weapons resting on wooden frames within a cubit of each man.

    The Towers of the Sunset

  • On the wall overhead, barely visible behind the parapet crenelations, a pair of crossbowmen surveyed the stone-paved expanse outside the walls where the inspections occurred.

    The Magic of Recluce

  • The entire seaward side of a warehouse slid open to reveal stone crenelations inside.



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