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An alure (O. Fr., from aller, "to walk") or allure is an architectural term for an alley, passage, the water-way or flat gutter behind a parapet, the galleries of a clerestory, or sometimes even the aisle itself of a church. The term is occasionally written valure or valoring.[1] It may also be used to refer to a wall-walk on a castle wall.[citation needed]

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  1. ^  One or more of the preceding sentences incorporates text from a publication now in the public domainChisholm, Hugh, ed. (1911). "Alure". Encyclopædia Britannica. 1 (11th ed.). Cambridge University Press. p. 773.