use parapets in a sentence.
The barbettes, that is, the parapets supporting the gun turrets, are one forward and one aft.
The men were too weak to dig fresh emplacements or communication trenches; when forced out of their old positions they would simply lie in the ground behind heaped-up snow "parapets," numb with cold and the inevitability of death.
Whether it be guitar throw-downs with Stephen Colbert, writing children's books, or simply using the word "parapets" in a song, the group is always showing up in unexpected ways.
The sentences combine the fabled ( "parapets") with the homely ( "yowl") to produce an elevated but convincing verisimilitude.
The noise is so distracting that your impulse is to retreat to the relative quiet of the trees rather than linger and try to ponder the names on the parapets.