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BARTIZAN (according to the New Englis...

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Originally appearing in Volume V03, Page 450 of the 1911 Encyclopedia Britannica.
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BARTIZAN (according to the New English Dictionary, from bertizene, a Scottish corruption of " bratticing " or " brattishing," from O. Fr. bretesche, and meaning a battlemented parapet; apparently first used by Sir Walter Scott), a small battlemented turret, corbelled out at the angle of a wall or tower to protect a warder and enable him to see around him. Bartizans generally are furnished with oylets or arrow-slits.
End of Article: BARTIZAN (according to the New English Dictionary, from bertizene, a Scottish corruption of " bratticing " or " brattishing," from O. Fr. bretesche, and meaning a battlemented parapet; apparently first used by Sir Walter Scott)
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