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In architecture, a low, protective wall that encircles a roof, tower, or that runs along an entrenchment to offer concealment. Parapets are also found in natural environments, where erosion patterns contribute to the emergence of wall-like structures along ridgelines and at the edges of cliffs.

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"Naturally emerging parapet, October 21, 2013" by Nate Hill is licensed under CC BY-SA.

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