breastwork


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Synonyms for breastwork

fortification consisting of a low wall

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Natty stood all this time in a menacing attitude, with his rifle pointed over the breastwork, watching with a quick and cautions eye the least movement of the assail ants.
She sat herself upon a revolving stool before a counter that was comparatively deserted, trying to gather strength and courage to charge through an eager multitude that was besieging breastworks of shirting and figured lawn.
and you can take my word for it, if the battalion hasn't too much of a start we catch up and go over the breastworks with the front line.
At the same moment the battle line of Helium surged over the opposite breastworks of the Zodangans and in another moment they were being crushed as between two millstones.
As it would be necessary to remain some time in this neighborhood, that both men and horses might repose, and recruit their strength; and as it was a region full of danger, Captain Bonneville proceeded to fortify his camp with breastworks of logs and pickets.
They tore down the breastworks from the walls, and overthrew the battlements; they upheaved the buttresses, which the Achaeans had set in front of the wall in order to support it; when they had pulled these down they made sure of breaking through the wall, but the Danaans still showed no sign of giving ground; they still fenced the battlements with their shields of ox-hide, and hurled their missiles down upon the foe as soon as any came below the wall.
Dress shields, armed guard at breastwork, a hard mail covering.
By eight o'clock the morning of 14 January, Terry had created a strong north-facing breastwork across the peninsula.
We would have been killed had it not been for the buffalo robes, but we had them rolled up all around us, and it made a good breastwork.
Toledo says liposuction is a hit with both sexes eager for a quick fix before they walk down the aisle and some women are prepared to go through breastwork before they tie the knot.
He is somewhat describing what happened at the siege of Petersburg, where the Union troops built a tunnel under the Confederate breastwork and filled it with explosives.
the invaders halted and built a rail fence breastwork near the village of Holbrook.