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castle n archer (moat)

Loopholes, the narrow slits that archers shot through, were often splayed to the inside, allowing castle archers a wide latitude of targets. The design enabled archers to hide off to the side of the loopholes while reloading, giving them protection from the rare arrow that did find its way in. Horizontally cut loopholes gave castle archers an even greater range.

 

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Taken on September 2, 2006