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.
  • She made no move toward the lever controlling the iron portcullis that would either free or condemn him.
  • The portcullis grated open.
  • He dropped the portcullis and shoved the lever to turn the iron gate.

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