In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
1(bank) terraplén masculine(wall) muralla femininethe ramparts of the castle — las murallas / la fortificación del castillo
- It nestles just off the town square of Durrow, surrounded by the old rampart of the castle walls.
- But homes today don't normally feature ramparts, drawbridges, moats and six-foot thick stone walls to keep out unwanted visitors.
- From there, the eye glances to the craggy ramparts of Edinburgh Castle, perched in the distance.
- Here Fort Mackinac was built on the high bluff with stone ramparts and three blockhouses that remain today in a state park.
- Ashe came up to the ramparts of the castle often to reflect on events and occurrences, and generally to get away from everyone else.
- Its great stone ramparts had a probable total circuit of a third of a mile and were surrounded by a 14-acre estate which included six orchards.
- This narrow headland was defended as a cliff castle with three stone ramparts across its neck.
- Take the track to the left of the castle ramparts, rounding small sewage works on its left.
- With the tributes of war and taxes, he erected tall and strong turrets at every corner of his city and strengthened the ramparts of Abeluma.
- Earlier excavations revealed stone ramparts, a palisade and waterlogged remains in the ditches, including what looks like a wheel and a ladder.
- The majority of the hillforts of Southern France are defended by walls or ramparts and ditches encircling hilltops which overlook important commercial or military routes.
- They stood silhouetted on the ramparts of the castle.
- These towers, called La Guaita, La Cesta, and Il Montale, are still linked by ramparts and walls constructed from the local sandstone.
- In a siege, the ramparts of the castle were often bombarded by large projectiles from catapults.
- Edward II's lover, Piers Gaveston, is said to haunt the ramparts of Scarborough Castle, luring unwitting victims to their death over the walls.
- Vestiges of the city's forum, basilica, temple, ramparts, bastions and oil mills are also well preserved.
- Walk From the north end of the High Street, go left to the bay below the ramparts of the ruined castle, the site of which has been a stronghold since Roman times.
- In the middle of Hue, however, was a virtually impregnable fortress known as the Citadel, with towers, ramparts, moats, concrete walls, and bunkers.
- And framing the curving arches and flowing ramparts and parapets was the incredibly rich wood of the giant trees.
- Marion, it was said, beside herself with grief, threw herself from the ramparts of Comlongon Castle in 1570.
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