- n. Plural form of palisade.
“Throughout history, and during centuries of slavery, countless men, slaves who abandoned the plantations, lived in this region and also resisted the oppressors in the so-called palisades, places in the jungles and mountains where they sought refuge.”
“In one corner of the square formed by the palisades were the kitchen and offices.”
“In this quarter the palisades were the weakest, and the ground the least elevated; but it was guarded by men on whose skill with axe and shield”
“In this quarter the palisades were the weakest, and the ground the least elevated; but it was guarded by men on whose skill with axe and shield Harold placed the firmest reliance -- the Anglo -”
“All auxiliary arrangements, such as palisades, abattis, &c., should be defended with the utmost obstinacy; the longer the enemy is held in check by these obstacles, the longer will he be exposed to the grape and musketry of the main work.”
Elements of Military Art and Science Or, Course Of Instruction In Strategy, Fortification, Tactics Of Battles, &C.; Embracing The Duties Of Staff, Infantry, Cavalry, Artillery, And Engineers; Adapted To The Use Of Volunteers And Militia; Third Edition; With Critical Notes On The Mexican And Crimean Wars.
“palisades," as they are called, by which we sailed; the enemy, strange to say, being for once unaware of the movement we contemplated.”
“Lest we forget the wonderful gaming available for prostitutes and the fine quality of the bars lining those palisades.”
“He referred to the little swivel guns, which Adam Stephen commanded, his gunners tearing down some of the palisades to give them a field of fire.”
“They even constructed palisades beyond the southern walls of the town to prevent escape.”
“Perdiccas was camped close to the enemy palisades on the southeast of the city.”
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