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  • A machicolation is a floor opening between the supporting corbels of a battlement, through which stones could be dropped on attackers at the base of a defensive wall. The design was developed in the Middle Ages when the Norman crusaders returned. — “Machicolation - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia”, en.wikipedia.org
  • This is the talk page for discussing improvements to the Machicolation article. For the Muslims siege was the main type of warfare, and machicolations can be seen here:. — “Talk:Machicolation - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia”, en.wikipedia.org
  • Similar holes, called machicolations, were often located in the curtain walls of castles, fortified manor houses and city walls. The parapet would project over corbels so that holes would be located over the exterior face of the wall, and arrows. — “Murder-hole - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia”, en.wikipedia.org

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