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  • n. Alternative spelling of drawbridge.


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  • Let the wind baffle and drop in a heavy tide-way just as you are sailing your little sloop through a narrow draw-bridge.


  • “No, really, I did not do it purposely; but it so happened; either by talking of the castle, or the tower, or the draw-bridge, or the fortifications; or wishing they were all employed to fill up that odious moat; or something of that sort; for you know a small matter will put him out of humour.”


  • There is a draw-bridge, — what has been a moat — and an ancient court.

    Journal of a Tour to the Hebrides

  • But he paced it long in every direction before the hour when, according to the rules of the garrison, the gates were opened and the draw-bridge lowered.


  • After passing over the latter river at the bridge of Fouchard, the road in a few yards came to the draw-bridge over the moat; and from the close vicinity of the two rivers, no difficulty was found in keeping the moat supplied with water in the driest weather.

    La Vend�e

  • On an isle near, and joined to the mainland by a draw-bridge, is the Spanish praesidio, or convict-settlement called also Melilla, containing a population of 2,244 according to the Spanish, but

    Travels in Morocco

  • The draw-bridge is still to be seen, but the moat is now dry.

    A Journey to the Western Isles of Scotland

  • As they drew near to the castle, the banners were hung out, and the trumpets sounded from the battlements; and on their nearer approach, the draw-bridge was lowered, and Dona Maria came forth to meet them, attended by her ladies and knights, her pages and her minstrels.

    The Alhambra

  • Then the castle courts rang with shouts of joy; and the standard was displayed, and the trumpets were sounded, and the draw-bridge was lowered, and Dona Maria went forth with her ladies, and her knights, and her pages, and her minstrels, to welcome her lord from the wars.

    The Alhambra

  • Ariakas pretended to study the chain, the draw-bridge, and the winches, but all the time his mind was racing through the convolutions of the plan.

    Emperor of Ansalon


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