Definition of Portcullises

1. Noun. (plural of portcullis) ¹



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Definition of Portcullises

1. portcullis [n] - See also: portcullis

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Portcullises

portapak
portapaks
portapotties
portapotty
portas
portases
portate
portation
portative
portato
portcluse
portcluses
portcrayon
portcrayons
portcullis
portcullises (current term)
porte-cochere
porte-monnaie
porte cochère
porte cochères
ported
portegue
portegues
portemonnaie
portend
portended
portending
portends
portension
portensions

Literary usage of Portcullises

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1. The History of England: From the Invasion of Julius Cæsar to the Revolution by David Hume (1858)
"... down and break the portcullises and gates of the city; and very few hours were allowed him to deliberate upon the execution of these vio.ant orders. ..."

2. The History of England, from the Invasion of Julius Cæsar to the Abdication by David Hume (1856)
"... down and break the portcullises and gates of the city; and very few hours were allowed him to deliberate upon the execution of these vio.ant orders. ..."

3. The Beauties of England and Wales, Or, Delineations, Topographical by John Britton, James Norris Brewer, Edward Wedlake Brayley, Frederic Shoberl, Joseph Nightingale, John Hodgson, Francis Charles Laird, John Bigland, John Evans, Thomas Rees (1803)
"... roses, portcullises, coats of arms, and other •- j'TK Several of the windows arc also adorned with stained :e. representing armorial bearings. ..."

4. A Summer Vacation by Lucia Ellen Barney Downing (1907)
"With its esplanade, its drawbridges, its portcullises, and prisons, and gates and archways, ... portcullises ..."

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