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How to use portcullis in a sentence

The drawbridge is raised and the portcullis closed, so that a thieving Redskin would find it a hard matter to make his way in.
IN THE WILDS OF FLORIDAW.H.G. KINGSTON
They suddenly let down the portcullis, which they had raised somewhat by pulleys, and thus closed up the gateway.
THE HISTORIES OF POLYBIUS, VOL. II (OF 2)POLYBIUS
The passage is vaulted, and has massive doors of oak studded with iron; formerly there was also a portcullis.
BELL'S CATHEDRALS: THE CATHEDRAL CHURCH OF CARLISLEC. KING ELEY
The portcullis was suddenly dropped; Copeland, mistaken for his master, remained a prisoner.
FEMALE WARRIORS, VOL. I (OF 2)ELLEN C. CLAYTON
The hair rose on Claude's head, but he set his teeth; though the man died, though he died, the portcullis must fall!
THE LONG NIGHTSTANLEY WEYMAN
The main entrance to the Castle was through a gateway closed by a grim iron-toothed portcullis.
JOAN OF THE SWORD HANDS(AMUEL) R(UTHERFORD) CROCKETT
The one important thing is to close the passageway—if possible, by means of the portcullis; failing that, to block it up.
THE DOOMSMANVAN TASSEL SUTPHEN
In the rear of the portcullis itself stood the ancient and iron–strengthened doors.
WARWICKSHIRECLIVE HOLLAND
At the same instant the huge portcullis came rattling down from above, and shut off the last fading light of day.
THE WHITE COMPANYARTHUR CONAN DOYLE
Our visitors drove over the draw-bridge through a gateway covered with ivy, and still guarded as of old, by an ancient portcullis.
THE HARRIS-INGRAM EXPERIMENTCHARLES E. BOLTON

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