Tuesday, November 22, 2016

Word of the day: crenelated

The word of the day is crenelated:

  1. furnished with crenelations, as a parapet or molding, in the manner of a battlement.
early 14c., from Fr. créneler, from crénelé (12c.); see crenel. Sometimes also crenellate; the double -l- seems to be from a presumed L. *crenella, dim. of crena.


"Rincewind was used to the dressy ways of wizards, but this one was really impressive, his robe so padded and crenellated and buttressed in fantastic folds and creases that it had probably been designed by an architect."

 - Terry Pratchett, Sourcery

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