Sunday, December 07, 2014

word of the day: crenelation

The word of the day is crenelation:
1. any of the open spaces between the merlons of a battlement.
2. a crenature.
< Middle French, Old French, apparently diminutive of cren notch (attested since the 15th century), Old French cran, of uncertain origin (
"Were you at any time aware of an unearthly presence zigzagging along the crenelations?"
 - Karen Elizabeth Gordon, Torn Wings and Faux Pas

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