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Nina Hollander, Broker
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
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I know exactly what it is without being able to easily explain it, but it looks as of Cody Carmen did it for me. Thanks Cody.

Jun 24, 2016 02:22 AM
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Lise Howe
Keller Williams Capital Properties - Washington, DC
Assoc. Broker in DC, MD, VA and attorney in DC

Sigh my castle was dirty so I sent my parapet out for cleaning with my Persian carpet 

Jun 24, 2016 06:59 AM
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Richard Weeks
Dallas, TX
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When one owns 2 cats or 2 dogs?

Jun 24, 2016 02:28 AM
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Fred Griffin Florida Real Estate
Fred Griffin Real Estate - Tallahassee, FL
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I know!  I know! 

     It is a low wall along the edge of a balcony or roof...  decorative, but also keeps you from falling off, and keeps people from climbing over.

Jun 24, 2016 02:21 AM
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Ryan Huggins - Thousand Oaks, CA
https://HugginsHomes.com - Thousand Oaks, CA
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I know a "Parakeet" but not a Parapet... unless that's part of an castle where the archers would line up.

Jun 24, 2016 02:45 AM
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Jeff Dowler, CRS
eXp Realty of California, Inc. - Carlsbad, CA
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I knew this although this with the ability to clearly explain. Looks like Cody Carmen and Fred Griffin  did

Jun 24, 2016 02:38 AM
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Cody Carmen
Adhi Schools, LLC - Rancho Cucamonga, CA
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The low wall along a roof, balcony, etc. It used to have a defensive purpose/connotation as well. 

Jun 24, 2016 02:18 AM
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Kathleen Luiten
Resort and Second-Home Specialist - Princeville, HI
Kauai Luxury Ocean Home Sales

Cody Carmen and Fred Griffin get the ribbons on this quiz!

Jun 25, 2016 07:20 PM
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Praful Thakkar
LAER Realty Partners - Andover, MA
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Tony and Suzanne Marriott, Associate Brokers -- great learning from these questions. Gabe Sanders 's research is great....

Jun 24, 2016 04:16 PM
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Larry Johnston
Broker, Friends & Neighbors Real Estate and Elkhart County Subdivisions, LLC - Elkhart, IN
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Cousin to Chiapet!

Jun 24, 2016 12:36 PM
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Debbie Laity
Cedaredge Land Company - Cedaredge, CO
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Fred Griffin is begging for you to call on him. He's got his arm up and waving frantically. LOL. Love ya, Fred. 

Jun 24, 2016 11:07 AM
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Dorie Dillard Austin TX
Coldwell Banker Realty ~ 512.750.6899 - Austin, TX
NW Austin ~ Canyon Creek and Spicewood/Balcones

Okay Fred Griffin's hand is waving with the answer! He winds!!!

Jun 24, 2016 04:23 AM
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Sybil Campbell
Fernandina Beach, FL
Referral Agent Amelia Island Florida

It seems like Fred Griffin and Cody Carmen have the answer.

Jun 24, 2016 03:58 AM
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Sandy Padula and Norm Padula, JD, GRI
HomeSmart Realty West - Carlsbad, CA
Presence, Persistence & Perseverance

Yes, parakeets do have armpits known as parapets!

Jun 25, 2016 03:37 AM
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Michael Jacobs
Pasadena, CA
Los Angeles Pasadena 818.516.4393

Two turtle doves and a partridge in a pear tree....

Oh, never mind...that's something else....

Jun 25, 2016 02:30 AM
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Harry F. D'Elia III
RentVest - Phoenix, AZ
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I am driving over the Brooklyn bridge right now.

Jun 25, 2016 12:11 AM
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Gita Bantwal
RE/MAX Centre Realtors - Warwick, PA
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Fred has explained.

Jun 25, 2016 12:01 AM
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Jennifer Mackay
Counts Real Estate Group, Inc. - Panama City, FL
Your Bay County Florida Realtor 850.774.6582

Ooh Ooh I know this one

Jun 24, 2016 09:47 PM
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Roy Kelley
Realty Group Referrals - Gaithersburg, MD

Not easy to explain in words.

Jun 24, 2016 08:53 PM
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Bob Crane
Woodland Management Service / Woodland Real Estate, EXP - Stevens Point, WI
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a protective wall or earth defense along the top of a trench or other place of concealment for troops.

Jun 24, 2016 02:33 PM
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Debbie Reynolds, C21 Platinum Properties
Platinum Properties- (931)771-9070 - Clarksville, TN
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I know too and don't see these in our houses but have in some of our travels.

Jun 24, 2016 01:37 PM
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William Feela
WHISPERING PINES REALTY - North Branch, MN
Realtor, Whispering Pines Realty 651-674-5999 No.

Sounds like a bird on a perch

Jun 24, 2016 11:53 AM
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Noah Seidenberg
Coldwell Banker - Evanston, IL
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A parapet is a barrier which is an extension of the wall at the edge of a roof, terrace, balcony, walkway or other structure.

Jun 24, 2016 11:33 AM
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Mary Yonkers
Alan Kells School of Real Estate/Howard Hanna Real Estate - Erie, PA
Erie/PA Real Estate Instructor

Too late for thinking so put ditto "" under Lise Howe 

Jun 24, 2016 09:46 AM
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Will Hamm
Hamm Homes - Aurora, CO
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Cody nailed this one.

Jun 24, 2016 08:21 AM
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Bob Force (REALTOR®)
Weichert Realtors - Aspen Hill - Mount Airy, MD
The FORCE in Maryland Real Estate

City dwellers should know the answer. It is that wall on the edge of rooftop you sat on on hot summer nights in the city.  

Jun 24, 2016 05:22 AM
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Gabe Sanders
Real Estate of Florida specializing in Martin County Residential Homes, Condos and Land Sales - Stuart, FL
Stuart Florida Real Estate

Going back to Wikipedia for the following answer:  parapet is a barrier which is an extension of the wall at the edge of a roofterracebalconywalkway or other structure. The word comes ultimately from theItalian parapetto (parare "to cover/defend" and petto "breast"). The German equivalent Brustwehr has the same meaning. Where extending above a roof, a parapet may simply be the portion of an exterior wall that continues above the line of the roof surface, or may be a continuation of a vertical feature beneath the roof such as a fire wall or party wall.[1] Parapets were originally used to defend buildings from military attack, but today they are primarily used as guard rails and to prevent the spread of fires.

Jun 24, 2016 05:10 AM
Rainmaker
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FN LN
Toronto, ON

This is a great series of questions to learn about architectural terms.

Jun 24, 2016 03:56 AM
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Lyn Sims
Schaumburg, IL
Schaumburg Real Estate Agent Retired

They used to shoot arrows from it. Very useful in today's construction 

Jun 24, 2016 03:14 AM
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Gary L. Waters Broker Associate, Bucci Realty
Bucci Realty, Inc. - Melbourne, FL
Eighteen Years Experience in Brevard County

I had no clue but then when I read the definitions provided I decided a "para"pet is a good thing for someone who is also "para"noid....

Jun 24, 2016 02:43 AM
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Barbara Todaro
RE/MAX Executive Realty - Retired - Franklin, MA
Previously Affiliated with The Todaro Team

I know what it is....and I think they were meant for bridges....not a nice look on a home....

Jun 24, 2016 02:30 AM
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Tony and Suzanne Marriott, Associate Brokers
Serving the Greater Phoenix and Scottsdale Metropolitan Area - Scottsdale, AZ
Haven Express @ Keller Williams Arizona Realty

A parapet is a barrier which is an extension of the wall at the edge of a roof, terrace, balcony, walkway or other structure. Parapets were originally used to defend buildings from military attack, but today they are primarily used as guard rails and to prevent the spread of fires.

Jun 25, 2016 09:48 PM