embrasure

NOUN
  1. an opening (in a wall or ship or armored vehicle) for firing through
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How To Use embrasure In A Sentence

  • He lay back against the embrasure, his fist rolling the knotted muscles of his thigh. Earl of Durkness
  • A young woman sat in an embrasure on one of the highest parapets overlooking the moat of the castle.
  • The other bank of the stream was open ground - a gentle slope topped with a stockade of vertical tree trunks, loopholed for rifles, with a single embrasure through which protruded the muzzle of a brass cannon commanding the bridge.
  • In the drawing room a pair of pink marble pillars supported the embrasure of the windows.
  • Here the Tibetans had erected a series of stone embrasures, known to the Indian Army as sangars, now occupied in strength.
  • It is a little insignificant pettah, defended simply by a couple of gabions, a very ordinary counterscarp, and a bomb-proof embrasure. Burlesques
  • He endorsed the construction of works with high stone or brick walls, the guns arranged in multilevel tiers of internal chambers called casemates, and firing done through iron-shuttered embrasures piercing the facade.
  • But there was something stranger still: I'd just bidden farewell to Sardul's escort and my jampan, and was being conducted on foot by a yellow-clad officer of the Palace Guard, when I noticed an extraordinary figure lounging in an embrasure above the gate, swigging from an enormous tankard and barking orders at a party of Guardsmen drilling with the light guns on the wall. Flashman and the Mountain of Light
  • I propped the M16 on a sandbag in the embrasure in front of me and squinted through the scope.
  • Then if each embrasure is exactly eleven bricks wide and each pier is exactly four bricks wide, these give dimensions very close to those obtained in the reconstructions.
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