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  • noun Plural form of embattlement.


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  • We just have to keep making inroads and keep marching around the embattlements because like reproductive rights some will always be in attack mode and we must be very diligent about guarding the things we value.

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  • Touraine, raising their portal towers and embattlements white in the moonlight, while from within their circle rose the immense Gothic mass, which the devotion of the sainted Bishop Perpetuus erected as early as the fifth century, and which the zeal of Charlemagne and his successors had enlarged with such architectural splendour as rendered it the most magnificent church in France.

    Quentin Durward

  • She had a long life, full of embattlements in and out of family, but she remained generally beloved (especially in the kitchen) despite being more than somewhat roughed around the edges by raging and ranging Alzheimer's.

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  • Sunday she went for a walk on the embattlements and was turned back.

    Out To Win The Story of America in France

  • The ruins of it still stand with the broken embattlements and towers, the useless gates and the remnants of the burned official quarters and soldiers 'barracks.

    Beasts, Men and Gods

  • The old man turned partly aside and looked for a moment along the proud and flaunting embattlements of the green marvel before us.

    The Friendly Road: New Adventures in Contentment

  • The way in which it springs from a pile of embattlements, and the grace of its pose and form, claim for it more than a word of admiration for its share in the adornment of


  • Along the Austrian frontier are the strong embattlements of Cracow and

    Kelly Miller's History of the World War for Human Rights

  • Following years -- in fact, centuries -- of study, Central Europe has been strongly fortified with a system of embattlements which have reached the limits of human ingenuity.

    Kelly Miller's History of the World War for Human Rights

  • Flies, snakes and frogs were very numerous, but gave us little trouble, nevertheless, I was not sorry when at dawn on the third day after passing the strange natural phenomenon we saw across the level pasture-like plain, high up, spectral and half hidden in the grey haze, the gigantic walls and high embattlements of the mysterious city.

    The Great White Queen A Tale of Treasure and Treason


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