Friday, August 21, 2009

Medieval Word of the Day


No, it's not a wizard and it's not a bird. That would be a merlin.

This is a merlon: the part of a fortified castle that juts up between two crenels (gaps or open areas).

Can you find the merlons on this castle?

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Valerie Ipson said...

I learned this word from your book!

Rachel Rossano said...

I always wondered what they were called. Thanks for increasing my knowledge. I will have to remember the word so I can use it in my writing. :)