After these maternal cares, Marjory sat and listened to the proceedings in the ballium of the Castle.
It stands in a ballium or court, surrounded by a moat and an embankment.
We next approach, the ballium, or castle yard through the Porter's Lodge of two towers with a portcullis.
From the dark shadows of the ballium, they passed into the moonlit inner court.
Barrels of salt meat and flour and ale were rolled up the ballium by the stalwart arms of the bows and bills; arms destined, alas!
High walls with an embattled parapet surround the lower court, or ballium, which we enter by a gate defended by strong towers.
Barney and the girl remounted and the little cavalcade moved forward through the ballium and the great gate into the court beyond.
Both these castles are enclosed by a court or ballium, with a fortified entrance, like those erected by the Normans.
Matilda flew out of the room, and was in an instant in the ballium.