Definition of Machicolations

1. Noun. (plural of machicolation) ¹



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Definition of Machicolations

1. machicolation [n] - See also: machicolation

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Machicolations

macher
machers
maches
machete
macheted
machetelike
machetes
macheting
machiavelian
machiavellianism
machicolate
machicolated
machicolates
machicolating
machicolation
machicolations (current term)
machicotage
machicote
machicotes
machilid
machilids
machinabilities
machinability
machinable
machinal
machinate
machinated
machinates
machinating
machination

Literary usage of Machicolations

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1. The Antiquary (1873)
"Over the gateway are some bold machicolations, and the holes are still visible through which passed the beams and chains which raised the drawbridge. ..."

2. The Works of Nathaniel Hawthorne by Nathaniel Hawthorne, George Parsons Lathrop, Julian Hawthorne (1883)
"The arched machicolations, which I have before mentioned, were here and there interrupted by a house which was built upon the old wall or incorporated into ..."

3. Passages from the French and Italian Note-books of Nathaniel Hawthorne by Nathaniel Hawthorne (1899)
"The arched machicolations, which I have before mentioned, were here and there interrupted by a house which was built upon the old wall or incorporated into ..."

4. The Works of Nathaniel Hawthorne by Nathaniel Hawthorne (1888)
"The arched machicolations, which I have before mentioned, were here and there interrupted by a house which was built upon the old wall or incorporated into ..."

5. The Architecture of Provence and the Riviera by David MacGibbon (1888)
"with folding gates and double machicolations. It had originally an advanced work in front, which was replaced in the seventeenth century by a crenellated ..."

6. Cyclopedia of Architecture: Historical, Descriptive, Typographical by Robert Stuart (1854)
"At 1, appear the places for fixing the windlass to draw up the bridge, and over head, just beneath an arch at a vast height, are three machicolations, ..."

7. Encyclopaedia Britannica, a Dictionary of Arts, Sciences, Literature and edited by Hugh Chisholm (1910)
"In the second period the machicolations are converted into corbels carrying semicircular arcaded niches in which shells are carved; the buttresses become ..."

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