Between the drawbridge and the portcullis were two small guard-houses, which, very carelessly, had been left empty.
When Corkran got to his portcullis, he thought he'd reached the reward of his labours.
The hair rose on Claude's head, but he set his teeth; though the man died, though he died, the portcullis must fall!
Bid the varlets lower the draw-bridge and raise the portcullis.
The winch and portcullis are still in existence in Monk Bar, and in working order.
Turning, they wished to flee into the castle and pull down the portcullis.
But as Balin entered in advance the portcullis was suddenly let fall behind him, cutting him off from his companion.
This suggests colander, which, like portcullis, belongs to Lat.
Slowly the portcullis sank into position across the moat and an officer advanced to meet the rider.
Unless the drawbridge can be lowered and portcullis raised—none!