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Example sentences from the Web for portcullis
But when he came to the gate he found there many armed men, who pulled up the drawbridge and let fall the portcullis.Historic Tales, Vol. XIII (of 15)|Charles Morris
The ends of the chain are joined by the portcullis, from the points of which, suspended by a ring of diamonds, hangs the jewel.Old and New London|Walter Thornbury
Badges: on the dexter a rose gules, seeded or, barbed vert; on the sinister a portcullis or.A Complete Guide to Heraldry|Arthur Charles Fox-Davies
There is a full page cut of the royal arms with portcullis, &c., on the back, followed by five pages of Table.The Ship of Fools, Volume 1|Sebastian Brandt
In the same clause with the portcullis, we may condemn all heraldic decoration, so far as beauty is its object.The Seven Lamps of Architecture|John Ruskin