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 for embrasure
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Embrasure \Em*bra"sure\ (?; 135), n. [See Embrace.]
     An embrace. [Obs.] "Our locked embrasures." --Shak.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Embrasure \Em*bra"sure\ (277), n. [F., fr. embraser, perh.
     equiv. to ['e]braser to widen an opening; of unknown origin.]
     1. (Arch.) A splay of a door or window.
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              Apart, in the twilight gloom of a window's
              embrasure,
              Sat the lovers.                       --Longfellow.
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     2. (Fort.) An aperture with slant sides in a wall or parapet,
        through which cannon are pointed and discharged; a
        crenelle. See Illust. of Casemate.
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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  embrasure
      n 1: an opening (in a wall or ship or armored vehicle) for
           firing through [syn: port, embrasure, porthole]

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