machicolate

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • v machicolate supply with projecting galleries "machicolate the castle walls"
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • machicolate To form with machicolations.
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Usage

In literature:

They even stood upon the machicolations of the Porte Sainte-Antoine.
"Notre-Dame de Paris" by Victor Hugo
It was neither flanked nor machicolated, and it might have been mined or assaulted at any point.
"The Thirsty Sword" by Robert Leighton
Here are three pentagonal towers, with machicolated battlements, and showing all the marks of war.
"Young Americans Abroad" by Various
You must all know well the look of the machicolated parapets in mediaeval castles.
"Love's Meinie" by John Ruskin
It is a fine machicolated building, which was in the Middle Ages the prison of the Republic.
"Memoirs" by Charles Godfrey Leland
This wooden story probably formed the bell chamber; the machicolation-like supports still existed in 1781.
"Bell's Cathedrals: The Cathedral Church of Rochester" by G. H. Palmer
We turn L. by the latter street and soon sight on our R. the massive machicolated Tower of Jean sans Peur (p. 133).
"The Story of Paris" by Thomas Okey
It is crowned by a machicolated cornice similar to that on the east end of S. Theodosia.
"Byzantine Churches in Constantinople" by Alexander Van Millingen
The base of the mount is surrounded with high thick walls, flanked with semi-circular towers all machicolated, and bastions.
"Architectural Antiquities of Normandy" by John Sell Cotman
Its orchid-shaped machicolations have also survived, and even to-day they are noticeably beautiful.
"Legends & Romances of Brittany" by Lewis Spence
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