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parapet
 n.  low retaining wall; part of a perimeter that extends above the roof; a fortification consisting of a wall
Classic Sentence: (20 in 2 pages)
1  That one imagines that he owns the Pont-Neuf, and he prevents people from walking on the cornice outside the parapet; that other has a mania for pulling person's ears; etc.
Les Misérables (V3) By Victor Hugo
Get Context   In BOOK 1: CHAPTER VIII—IN WHICH THE READER WILL FIND A CHARMING SAY...
2  That morning he had quitted the seventh tree and had seated himself on the parapet of the River des Gobelins.
Les Misérables (V4) By Victor Hugo
Get Context   In BOOK 2: CHAPTER IV—AN APPARITION TO MARIUS
3  Marius sprang from the parapet on which he had been sitting and seized her hand distractedly.
Les Misérables (V4) By Victor Hugo
Get Context   In BOOK 2: CHAPTER IV—AN APPARITION TO MARIUS
4  The bust of the driver, whip in hand, could be seen moving along above the parapet.
Les Misérables (V5) By Victor Hugo
Get Context   In BOOK 3: CHAPTER III—THE "SPUN" MAN
5  The hackney-coach, which regulated all its movements on his, had, in its turn, halted on the quay above him, close to the parapet.
Les Misérables (V5) By Victor Hugo
Get Context   In BOOK 3: CHAPTER III—THE "SPUN" MAN
6  Javert leaned both elbows on the parapet, his chin resting in both hands, and, while his nails were mechanically twined in the abundance of his whiskers, he meditated.
Les Misérables (V5) By Victor Hugo
Get Context   In BOOK 4: CHAPTER I—JAVERT
7  Javert quitted the parapet, and, with head erect this time, betook himself, with a firm tread, towards the station-house indicated by a lantern at one of the corners of the Place du Chatelet.
Les Misérables (V5) By Victor Hugo
Get Context   In BOOK 4: CHAPTER I—JAVERT
8  Somebody was leaning out of my bedroom window, refreshing his forehead against the cool stone of the parapet, and feeling the air upon his face.
David Copperfield By Charles Dickens
Get Context   In CHAPTER 24. MY FIRST DISSIPATION
9  Not satisfied with all these proceedings, but burning with impatience to do something more, I went to see Traddles, now lodging up behind the parapet of a house in Castle Street, Holborn.
David Copperfield By Charles Dickens
Get Context   In CHAPTER 36. ENTHUSIASM
10  Bending her curly black head, she pressed her forehead against a cool watering pot that stood on the parapet, and both her lovely hands, with the rings he knew so well, clasped the pot.
Anna Karenina(V1) By Leo Tolstoy
Get Context   In PART 2: Chapter 22
11  Instead of going into the drawing room, where he heard voices, he stopped on the terrace, and leaning his elbows on the parapet, he gazed up at the sky.
Anna Karenina(V3) By Leo Tolstoy
Get Context   In PART 8: Chapter 19
12  Staggering as if struck by lightning, he lost his balance and tumbled over the parapet.
Oliver Twist By Charles Dickens
Get Context   In CHAPTER L
13  A dog, which had lain concealed till now, ran backwards and forwards on the parapet with a dismal howl, and collecting himself for a spring, jumped for the dead man's shoulders.
Oliver Twist By Charles Dickens
Get Context   In CHAPTER L
14  "Good-bye, little Weena," I said, kissing her; and then putting her down, I began to feel over the parapet for the climbing hooks.
The Time Machine By H. G. Wells
Get Context   In VI
15  I saw her agonized face over the parapet, and smiled to reassure her.
The Time Machine By H. G. Wells
Get Context   In VI
Example Sentence:
1  It was, until relatively recently, a soulful and solitary passerelle, where one could stand for hours in winter, mostly alone, staring out at the view west toward the older, stone parapet of the Pont Royal and the Eiffel Tower, or east toward Notre-Dame and the sharp-jawed Île de la Cité.