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  • noun Plural form of breastwork.

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Examples

  • But if you know the trail through the paddies, you can walk among the weeds, cross the shallow dip which was a moat, pass by lumps of rain-pressed earth once called breastworks and stand on a flat place so hard packed the grass does not grow.

    The Village

  • But if you know the trail through the paddies, you can walk among the weeds, cross the shallow dip which was a moat, pass by lumps of rain-pressed earth once called breastworks and stand on a flat place so hard packed the grass does not grow.

    The Village

  • But if you know the trail through the paddies, you can walk among the weeds, cross the shallow dip which was a moat, pass by lumps of rain-pressed earth once called breastworks and stand on a flat place so hard packed the grass does not grow.

    The Village

  • But if you know the trail through the paddies, you can walk among the weeds, cross the shallow dip which was a moat, pass by lumps of rain-pressed earth once called breastworks and stand on a flat place so hard packed the grass does not grow.

    The Village

  • In front of the breastworks was another chain -- a wider and thicker one.

    The Bishop of Cottontown A Story of the Southern Cotton Mills

  • It was absolutely necessary to get time in which to throw up some kind of breastworks or defenses for the city, and he at once resolved on a night attack against the British.

    Hero Tales from American History

  • Stockard and Bill attacked the few standing pines with their axes, felling them into convenient breastworks.

    THE GOD OF HIS FATHERS

  • The Indians improvised breastworks on nearby hillsides and fought back but could only watch helplessly as soldiers burned tepees, blankets, and sacred objects, destroyed tons of dried buffalo meat, and seized 750 ponies and a thousand buffalo robes.

    Between War and Peace

  • The Indians improvised breastworks on nearby hillsides and fought back but could only watch helplessly as soldiers burned tepees, blankets, and sacred objects, destroyed tons of dried buffalo meat, and seized 750 ponies and a thousand buffalo robes.

    Between War and Peace

  • The few warriors in the camp used their horses for breastworks, standing behind them when they were on their feet, and lying down behind them after they were shot down.11 In the midst of the struggle, the white soldiers found themselves under attack from fifteen or so dogs from the Indian camp, who tried valiantly to defend their Indian masters.

    EMPIRE OF THE SUMMER MOON

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