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Question 1: The word derives from the Old French word machicoller, derived from Old Provençal machacol, and ultimately from ________ *maccāre (to crush) + collum (the neck).
Roman EmpireLatinVulgar LatinOld Latin

Question 2: A machicolation is a floor opening between the supporting ________ of a battlement, through which stones could be dropped on attackers at the base of a defensive wall.
CorbelCapital (architecture)English Gothic architectureChinese architecture

Question 3: The design was developed in the ________ when the Norman crusaders returned.
Late Middle AgesMiddle AgesHigh Middle AgesEarly Middle Ages


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