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  • n. Plural form of bulwark.
  • v. Third-person singular simple present indicative form of bulwark.


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  • The lyrics followed through with the eloquence of sermons and slave songs, transforming them into both topical agitprop and long-term bulwarks of resolve - songs like "Eyes on the Prize," which Mr. Mellencamp, after reminiscing about the teenage African-American bandmate who taught him how to sing and dance, turned into pugnacious slide-guitar rock.

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  • The deck is of 5-in. teak, covered with iron, and the bulwarks are also of iron, being made so as to let down outwards, and thus to clear the decks during action.

    Her Majesty's Ship Majestic Keeping Watch over the Steam-Rams in the Mersey.

  • Juries are called the bulwarks of our rights and liberty; and no country can ever be enslaved as long as those cases which affect their lives and property, are to be decided in a

    Proceedings and Debates of the Convention of North-Carolina, Convened at

  • There, in a nutshell (pardon the cliché) one has the primary flaw in contemporary American democracy ... more primary, MHO, than the injection of mountains of cash into the electoral process ... the ability to create "bulwarks".

    CQ's Final Analysis: Big Dem Gains Likely, But...

  • Fort Hood is an example of tolerating extreme religious traditions in the midst of our nation's security "bulwarks".

    Religion Doesn't Poison EVERYTHING

  • It seemed to be a very long way down to the deck, but I reached the remaining few rattlins at last, and I was nearly down to the bulwarks, meaning to go below and bathe my head, if I could leave the deck, when I was stopped short, just in my most gloomy and despondent moments, by the captain's voice, his words sounding so strange that I could hardly believe my ears.

    Blue Jackets The Log of the Teaser

  • They came muttering some wild jargon about "bulwarks,"

    Mardi: and A Voyage Thither, Vol. I (of 2)

  • Yet when it comes to North African democrats getting brutalized and killed in cold blood, the French and other Western elites and publics alike too often assume an arrogant and dismissive attitude out of a fear of undermining anti-Islamist bulwarks like Egypt's Mubarak, Morocco's Muhammad VI, and Tunisia's Ben Ali.

    Sohrab Ahmari: How an Arab Autocrat Falls

  • The woods below Llanddona were heavy and shadowed bulwarks with the early sun behind them.

    Country diary: Anglesey

  • By this time the ship's crew had become aware of what was taking place, and we could see their heads in a long row as they looked at us over the bulwarks.



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