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  • n. Plural form of crenellation.


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  • She and Tabitha ran hand in hand about the enclosure, studying the façades, the gargoyles, the crenellations, all that architectural ostentatious crap.


  • Mr. ROBERT STONE (Author, "Fun with Problems"): (Reading) Hampton County locked them down in a 19th century brick fortress of a jail, a penitential fantasy of red brick keeps and crenellations.

    Fiction, Long And Short, For Summertime Escapes

  • Consulting a copy of "The Chinese Automobile Driver's Book of Maps," Mr. Hessler decides to follow the printed crenellations of the Great Wall west into the arid heartland of the country, picking up hitchhikers as he goes.

    China's Long, Strange Road Trip

  • To my mind, cabernet sauvignon, as long as there's only a bit of it, interferes less with the architecture of sangiovese, merely strengthening the foundations rather than filling inthe crenellations as merlot does.

    Wine: The mysterious world of chianti classico

  • Two of the torches that illumined the battlements had been doused there, swathing the crenellations under a cloak of darkness.


  • At dawn Amarantha sat among the crenellations in the lee of her tower, eating porridge and berries she barely tasted.

    The Urchin’s Dark Kite « A Fly in Amber

  • Bullets started whizzing past him, pinging off the cast-iron crenellations.


  • Perhaps two hundred of the Pure Land sect waited with Taro, along the crenellations and at the foot of the wall.

    Blood Ninja II

  • Close to the river, Shene seemed more like a castle than a house since it had crenellations and tiny windows, buttresses, and towers with thick walls.

    The Dressmaker

  • The hilt itself, though larger than a large man's fist, looked remarkably like the King Alfred Gold Cup, except that there were no crenellations and no engraving.

    They didn’t read Pitchfork or Stereogum or Gorilla vs. Bear or Hipster Runoff


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