How to use Portcullis in a sentence

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  • He dropped the portcullis and shoved the lever to turn the iron gate.

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  • The portcullis gate and a tower are all that remain of it; of the abbey which was at one time the finest in Wales, there still exist the external walls, with parts of the chapel, vaulted chapter-house, refectory and abbot's house.

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  • A sprawling castle with thick walls, an old portcullis, and torches glowing along the walls rose up before them.

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  • Beyond the iron wall sliding away was a small portcullis, which stood between him and a small stone chamber with ensconced torches.

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  • 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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  • The portcullis was drawn up, and the besieged issued forth against the rebels, who were soon forced to flee.

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  • Now largely ruinous, the south gate still shows the slot for the portcullis on the west side.

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  • Rhyn asked suspiciously as Kiki started toward the arched door beside the portcullis.

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  • On the portcullis gateway may still be.

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  • She made no move toward the lever controlling the iron portcullis that would either free or condemn him.

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  • In 1333 a large barbican was built, and a portcullis was added.

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  • They lifted the steel grating, pulling back its securing chain like raising a tiny portcullis.

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  • Above the chapel were the Constable's Quarters which features the mechanism for operating the portcullis.

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  • This postern was remarkably strong, having gates of oak, iron doors, and a heavy portcullis.

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  • Portcullis A heavy iron portcullis A heavy iron portcullis smashes down behind your character.

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  • The sepulchral chambers are separated by a short passage, and are cut off from the gallery by stone doors made of a single slab which can be moved up and down by levers, like a portcullis.

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  • The portcullis grated open.

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