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English translation: arrow loops

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Catalan term or phrase:espitlleres
English translation:arrow loops
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09:11 Aug 12, 2001
Catalan to English translations [PRO]
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Catalan term or phrase: espitlleres
Dictionary definition: Obertura rectangular llarga i estreta feta en un mur o en una porta perquè hi passi la llum i per a mirar i disparar des de dins cap a fora

I cannot think of what the word in English could be for these slits, or openings in castle walls.

Thanks in advance.
xxxLia Fail
Spain
Local time: 11:44
arrow slits or arrow loops
Explanation:
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Marcus Malabad
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naarrow slits or arrow loopsMarcus Malabad
naloop-holes
Elisa Capelão


  

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13 mins
loop-holes


Explanation:
Hi Ailish,
as I know you also understand Portuguese I think I can help you by saying that espittleres are "seteiras" in Portuguese. I think the best translation into English is loop-hole

As far as I am aware embrasures are those openings in castle walls that were destined to firing canon balls. Loop-holes are mainly described as for shooting arrows.

You can take a look at :
http://www.google.com/search?hl=en&safe=off&q=castles loop-h...

Hope this helps you a bit!


    see above
Elisa Capelão
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arrow slits or arrow loops


Explanation:
see links below for confirmation, Ailish


    Reference: http://www.castlesontheweb.com/glossary.html
    Reference: http://www.historylearningsite.co.uk/castle_features.htm
Marcus Malabad
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