parapet

[ par-uh-pit, -pet ]SEE DEFINITION OF parapet
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Let us sit down on the parapet and try to realise the scene.

He swung himself on—near—near—nearer—a yard from the parapet.

"This is where Gordon used to stand," the Sirdar stopped us near the parapet.

Spires of this period are not very common, and usually spring from within the parapet.

My first vision over the parapet revealed but a mottled grey.

He leapt on the parapet of the window, laughing as he leapt, and waving his sword in his hand.

He insisted on his ability to go, and with a companion he climbed over the parapet.

Marsh turned away from the water, and stood with his back to the parapet.

At this they all leant over the parapet, holding their breath.

Brother Paul was standing by the parapet with his eyes in the same direction.

WORD ORIGIN

1580s, from Middle French parapet "breastwork" (16c.), or directly from Italian parapetto, from para- "defense" (see para- (2)) + petto "breast," from Latin pectus (see pectoral (adj.)).

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