Sentence Examples


  • A sprawling castle with thick walls, an old portcullis, and torches glowing along the walls rose up before them.
  • Beyond the iron wall sliding away was a small portcullis, which stood between him and a small stone chamber with ensconced torches.
  • The portcullis grated open.
  • He dropped the portcullis and shoved the lever to turn the iron gate.
  • He won the bulwarks and some of his followers entered into the city, but the portcullis being let down these were cut off from their own party and were slain by the enemy.

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