Unfamiliar Terms Found In Lines 763-841

1. Girth- the surrounding area or circumference.

2. Palisade- a fence of pales forming a defense barrier or fortification.

3. Paling- fence made of pales or pickets.

4. Pale- stake or pointed stick; picket; enclosing area.

5. Beseech- request urgently; implore.

6. Aloft- in or into a high place.

7. Comely- pleasing in appearance; attractive.

8. Corbel- a stone bracket projecting from the face of a wall and used to support a cornice or arch.

9. Cornice- a horizontal molded projection that crowns or completes a building or wall.

10. Turrets- a small tower-shaped projection on a building projecting armored structure rotating horizontally containing guns.

11. Tiers- one of a series of rows placed one above another.

12. Spires- a top point or part that tapers upward.

13. Filigree- delicate and intricate ornamental work made from gold, silver, and other fine twisted wire.

14. Gable- triangular end section of a wall between the two slopes of a pitched roof.

15. Pinnacles- small turret or spire on a roof or buttress. tall pointed formation.

16. Panoply- splendid or striking array, something that covers and protects.

17. Errant- roving, especially in search of adventure.

18. Proffered- offer for acceptance.

19. Portals- doorway or entrance.

20. Stalwart- pysically strong; sturdy.

Definitions from: The American Heritage Dictionary.
Third Edition. New York: Houghton Mifflin Company, 1994.

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