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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 Florida|W.H.G. Kingston
They suddenly let down the portcullis, which they had raised somewhat by pulleys, and thus closed up the gateway.
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 Carlisle|C. 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 Night|Stanley Weyman