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- n. Plural form of caponiere.
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It is true the sand had been removed from the sea-face of the work; but as that front had no flanking defenses, the angles in the wall were torn down to enable the engineers to construct double caponieres there.
To break through the vaulted roofs of barracks, magazines, cafemates, caponieres and other military edi - fices, that have not been 'con (lru£led with fufficient ftrength to reC\ (\, the (hock.