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  • noun Plural form of portcullis.

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Examples

  • The 20-foot thick concentric rings of walls, multiple towers and gatehouses, heavily protected by portcullises and drawbridges, all testify as to how he expected his style of governance to go down with the locals.

    Gothic architecture in Britain: examples from the era

  • I see the nest and drink in the localities of the nest and cross from the nest to the nest across pantaloon bridges and floating portcullises in the nest.

    The Nest

  • If I've been making chain-mail armor and portcullises for thousands of years, I expect I'd be pretty good at making it perfect in both function and form, even if some of it should seem past its prime.

    Production design news

  • The gate is flanked by two massive "D-shaped" towers, the standard plan of the era, and defended by a series of doors, portcullises and murder-holes.

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  • But if it mixes party politics and portcullises ...

    So Weak: GOO-ey Nonsense Given Bum's Rush by MSM

  • The gate is flanked by two massive "D-shaped" towers, the standard plan of the era, and defended by a series of doors, portcullises and murder-holes.

    Men of Harlech by Charlotte Church

  • What if we take it a step further and admit that technology has opened the doors -- and the windows, and the portcullises, and the skylights and the ventilation systems -- to a surfeit of sexual expression and display?

    Sex and Nudity Aren't Good Reasons to Fire Someone

  • Of course, today's gated developments lack portcullises and moats usually.

    Most Expensive Gated Communities 2006

  • The king gave Castiglione several horses and dogs as well as a gold chain of S-links from which hung two miniature portcullises and a golden rose with a silver center.

    The Dragon’s Trail

  • The king gave Castiglione several horses and dogs as well as a gold chain of S-links from which hung two miniature portcullises and a golden rose with a silver center.

    The Dragon’s Trail

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