n.1.A battlement in ancient fortifications with interstices for firing through.
Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary, published 1913 by G. & C. Merriam Co.
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SHE was an evil murdress who bumped off Dirty Den in EastEnders, and things haven't changed too much for Tracy-Ann Oberman since!
But were a WOMAN to attempt such an expedient, however strong her sense of injury, however invincible her fortitude, or important the preservation of character, she would be deemed a murdress. Thus, custom says, you must be free from error; you must possess an unsullied fame: yet, if a slanderer, or a libertine, even by the most unpardonable falshoods [sic], deprive you of either reputation or repose, you have no remedy.
We're trying to save a condemned murdress whose lawyer has already
Marti joined the West End cast of the long-running musical last year to great acclaim, playing the backs tabbing barrister of fame-hungry murdresses Roxie Hart and Velma Kelly in jazz-soaked 1920s Chicago.