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  • noun Plural form of embrasure.


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  • Our artillery was massed about the centre of the army; six-pounders opposed to the enemy's guns in embrasures, and of a calibre or weight beyond the range of our six-pounders; hence the mortality and wrongly imputed inefficiency of that arm, a noble arm when called forth in its legitimate field.

    The Autobiography of Liuetenant-General Sir Harry Smith, Baronet of Aliwal on the Sutlej, G. C. B.

  • Iron embedded around brick canon portals called embrasures is rusting.

    CNN Transcript Jul 5, 2004

  • And now, for the want of that length of gallery, the defenders were forced to expose themselves in order to hoist stones over the embrasures, and toss down oil and flares to renew the blaze.

    A River So Long

  • Wind had blown sand up so high against the fort's walls that cattle could climb up, walk through the embrasures and onto the parapet.

    Scott Hartwig: Was Maj. Robert Anderson's decision to abandon Ft. Moultrie and move his troops to Ft. Sumter his best option?

  • They were up on the guardwalk of the curtain wall, leaning together in one of the wide embrasures between the merlons, and gazing clean across the busy wards of the castle into the hazy distance beyond the town, on the road to Wales.

    A Caregiver's Homage To The Very Old

  • The hollow, purposeful rhythm of the ram shook the ground underfoot, and was perforated constantly by the irregular thudding of stones and iron flung down on the sow's wooden roof from the damaged brattice above, and the embrasures along the guardwalk.

    A River So Long

  • Butler could not see any rebels on the walls, but he knew that as soon as the marines moved into the clearing, rifles would instantly poke through the embrasures and begin spitting lead.

    Devil Dog

  • “The new model Gatling is a terrible instrument, capable of awful doings on occasion, as for instance, when it is desired to sink a torpedo boat, or enter the embrasures of a fort, mow down a column, sweep the streets in a riot, clear a bridge or drive back a skirmisher swarm.”

    The Gun

  • Inside the house almost every surface has been painted in Bloomsbury-style decorations – window embrasures, door panels, tables, toilets – plus a few paintings too.

    Simon Hoggart's week: Bring back David Laws – and soon!

  • The squat engines, like large crossbows, were braced in the embrasures, four of them on this south-westerly side, from which attack in numbers was most likely, two more disposed east and west.

    A River So Long


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