from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- adj. a corridor or banquette along the top of the counterscarp and covered by an embankment whose slope forms the glacis. It gives the garrison an open line of communication around the works, and a standing place beyond the ditch. See Illust. of Ravelin.
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If an enemy, on the west side of the Massanuttons, moved up the Valley Pike, with his line of communications extending northward past Strasburg, was not the Luray Valley a perfect covered way for an attack on the rear of such an adversary?
We took advantage of the ground floor space of the covered way leading from the Erwin Building to the dining room, and built into this space a strong-room wing for women, and provided ten additional strong rooms, well ventilated, lighted and heated; also an attendants 'room and double continuous bathroom; the necessary toilet rooms, store-rooms, etc., were also provided and this piece of work is considered one of the best pieces of construction that we have.