- merleau-ponty, maurice,
- mermaid tavern,
- mermaid weed,
- mermaid's purse
Origin of merlon
Examples from the Web for 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.The People of the Black Circle|Robert E. Howard
The merlons of the Guelf battlements were square, those of the Ghibelline swallow-tailed.A Short History of Italy|Henry Dwight Sedgwick
It filled expeditiously, and the battery was soon erected, the merlons being fram'd of logs and fill'd with earth.Autobiography of Benjamin Franklin|Benjamin Franklin
Tiles flew off, bits of plaster sprang from the merlons, and some fell from the wall with broken heads.
Over the merlons appeared sinewy arms hurling missiles, slings swirled discharging stones, and bows bent followed by sharp hisses.
Word Origin for merlon
"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."