Mural crown
Mural Mu"ral, a. [F., fr. L. muralis, fr. murus wall. See {Mure} a wall.] 1. Of or pertaining to a wall; being on, or in, a wall; growing on, or against, a wall; as, a mural quadrant. ``Mural breach.'' --Milton. ``Mural fruit.'' --Evelyn. [1913 Webster]

2. Resembling a wall; perpendicular or steep; as, a mural precipice. [1913 Webster]

{Mural circle} (Astron.), a graduated circle, in the plane of the meridian, attached permanently to a perpendicular wall; -- used for measuring arcs of the meridian. See {Circle}, n., 3.

{Mural crown} (Rom. Antiq.), a golden crown, or circle of gold indented so as to resemble a battlement, bestowed on him who first mounted the wall of a besieged place, and there lodged a standard. [1913 Webster]


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