Many times he walked to the merlons of the azoteas, and saw the tzin on the temple, or listened to his familiar cry in the street.
Then unfolding the letter, he read it, leaning against one of the merlons of the wall.
Over the merlons appeared sinewy arms hurling missiles, slings swirled discharging stones, and bows bent followed by sharp hisses.
The parapets were of sand or soft earth, unprovided with merlons.
An instant later she scrambled over the merlons and stood up on a flat roof which covered a house that was built against the wall.
From between the merlons stones and arrows leaped as an impetuous answer.
Many impatient ones swung from the merlons to fall more quickly upon the enemy.
It filled expeditiously, and the battery was soon erected, the merlons being framed of logs and filled with earth.
The cord tightened, and the four men had soon hoisted the brother up to the merlons.
The multitude crowded upon them until many had to catch hold of the merlons to keep from falling.
"solid part of a battlement," 1704, from French merlon (17c.), from Italian merlone, augmentative of merlo "battlement," perhaps a contraction of mergola, diminutive of Latin mergae "two-pronged pitchfork."