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  • n. Plural form of parapet.


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  • The barbettes, that is, the parapets supporting the gun turrets, are one forward and one aft.

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  • The men were too weak to dig fresh emplacements or communication trenches; when forced out of their old positions they would simply lie in the ground behind heaped-up snow "parapets," numb with cold and the inevitability of death.


  • Whether it be guitar throw-downs with Stephen Colbert, writing children's books, or simply using the word "parapets" in a song, the group is always showing up in unexpected ways.


  • The sentences combine the fabled ( "parapets") with the homely ( "yowl") to produce an elevated but convincing verisimilitude.

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  • The noise is so distracting that your impulse is to retreat to the relative quiet of the trees rather than linger and try to ponder the names on the parapets.

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  • Bronze parapets surround the pools with the names of the nearly 3,000 victims of the attacks of Sept. 11, 2001, and Feb. 26, 1993.

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  • Some Americans rushed forward, carrying ladders to scale walls and parapets.

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  • The U.S. flag and the blue Reclamation Service flag floated above the parapets of the dam.

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  • An elite design panel chose "Reflecting Absence," an austere pair of hollow square fountains set in a grove of 400 swamp oaks with the names of the victims inscribed on bronze parapets surrounding the pools.

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  • PKSB Architects Above, rendering of the Puck Building after proposed changes, including restored roofline parapets.

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