Definitions

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. The shoulder of a bastion, or the place where its face and flank meet and form the angle, called the angle of the shoulder.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. The shoulder of a bastion, or the place where its face and flank meet and form the angle, called the angle of the shoulder.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. In fortification, the shoulder of a bastion, or the angle made by the face and flank.

Etymologies

French épaule shoulder, shoulder of a bastion. See epaulet, and compare spall the shoulder. (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • Heu vi demain j'me fait operer de mon epaule alors pitete que j'pourrai pas ecrire sur mon blog!

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  • Je lui accroche les cheveux sur le coté avec son ras de cou en forme de rose blanche en laissant juste une fine anglaise tomber sur son epaule droite ...

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  • Mon epaule est enflée et me bloque l'articulation du cou.

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  • Mon epaule se relevait toute seule et ma tete lui foutait un coup de boule!!

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  • Mais le lit est affreusement bas et on voit mon epaule qui depasse alors je demande aux filles ou j'pourrais me cachers dans la chambre parce que c petit et pis j'sais vraiment pas ou aller quoi!

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  • Bah je me suis retourné le nez toujours fourré dans mon echarpe epaule relevé main dans les poches et j'me suis remis a marcher en lui tournant le dos en sortant un 'koi kestu veux?' ...

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  • He said the next day there, at dinner, that for the rest of his life he should fear nothing so much as a lettre de cachet from a French secretary of state, or a coup d '` epaule from an English one.

    The Letters of Horace Walpole, Earl of Orford — Volume 3

  • "Ah!" replied Bronze, shrugging up his shoulders, "dere be always in dese places people who love to give demselves ridicules: — for exemple; il ya la belle Madame Macfarlane, vid one epaule a half foot higher dan de odre, and who tink all men vill like her better dan her pretty belle fille.

    The Enchantress; or, Where Shall I Find Her? A Tale

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