Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. In Roman antiquity, an earthwork or any artificial mound or rampart, as, in Rome, the agger of Servius Tullius.
- n. A Roman road or military way, so called because these roads were raised in the middle to turn water to the sides.
- n. A high tide in which the water rises to a given level, recedes, and then rises again.
- n. A low tide in which the water recedes to a given level, rises, and then recedes again.
- n. In ancient Roman construction, an earthwork; a mound; a raised work.
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. obsolete An earthwork; a mound; a raised work.
- From Middle English agger ("heap"), "pile", from Latin agger ("rubble"), "mound", "rampart", from ad- + gerere, to carry, to bring (Wiktionary)
“Its medial surface forms part of the lateral wall of the nasal cavity; at its upper part is a rough, uneven area, which articulates with the ethmoid, closing in the anterior ethmoidal cells; below this is an oblique ridge, the ethmoidal crest, the posterior end of which articulates with the middle nasal concha, while the anterior part is termed the agger nasi; the crest forms the upper limit of the atrium of the middle meatus.”
“In that year, Marshal Wade employed his army to construct a road by way of Harlaw and Cholterford, following for thirty miles the line of the old Roman Wall, the materials of which he used to construct his "agger" and culverts.”
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“That the Temple was of a _religious_, and not of a warlike nature, is proved by its ditch being withinside the agger of earth, contrary to the mode adopted in works of defence.”
“Three ramparts surround the fort, which covers a large space of ground, and it is 'divided into two parts by a double agger ....”
“In some places the _agger_ is above three foot raised from the surface.”
“Why, that city was besieged by agger and vineae, and when the siege-works were burnt, new ones were constructed; for fifteen days fighting went on there round the walls above ground and below, and even when the soldiers had surmounted the walls, there was a long and doubtful struggle from early dawn till nightfall; more than 3000 of the enemy were slain.”
“Accordingly he commenced the siege of the city in regular form; his lines were extended equally in two directions down to the sea; on both sides he carried the agger and the vineae up to the walls and the battering-rams with their shelters were placed in position.”
“So he constructed an agger and brought up the vineae and the turrets close to the walls, but a fortunate circumstance rendered them unnecessary.”
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