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redoubt

Postby Klimt » Sun Nov 21, 2010 12:55 pm

[ri-dout]

1. A small, often temporary defensive fortification.
2. A reinforcing earthwork or breastwork within a permanent rampart.
3. A protected place of refuge or defense.

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Great mounds had been heaped about the crest of the hill, making a huge redoubt of it--it was the final and largest place the Martians had made--and from behind these heaps there rose a thin smoke against the sky.

They were encamped in tents, constructed of the old sails and spare spars of the squadron, within the limits of a redoubt mounted with a few nine-pounders, and surrounded with a fosse.

We soon reached the foot of the redoubt, the palisades of which had been broken and the earth scattered by our cannon-balls. The soldiers rushed over the ruins, with cries of Vive rEmpereur! louder than one could have expected of men who had already been shouting so much.
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Postby Slava » Mon Nov 29, 2010 10:32 pm

Nicely coupled with the adjective redoubtable. Good words both.
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