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


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  • The fashionable new hotels particuliers , as private homes were called—many of which were built near the city's financial hub—transformed the traditional, sequential arrangements or enfilades of stately, public rooms into intimate, functional spaces that allowed for comforts and privacy unknown to earlier generations.

    With All the Time in the World

  • Houses are all corners and enfilades...and you can shoot a lot easier with a handgun w/o exposing much of you to the bad guys fire.

    Oh, the things people search for.

  • To complete the view, the eye enfilades Princes Street, black with traffic, and has a broad look over the valley between the Old Town and the New: here, full of railway trains and stepped over by the high North Bridge upon its many columns, and there, green with trees and gardens.

    Edinburgh Picturesque Notes

  • Francesco talked to his mouse even during the ambushes and sudden enfilades, and all of us were on the verge of madness.

    Captain Corelli's Mandolin

  • The true summit is two hundred yards ahead and there's a rise of ground out on our right flank, like a little knoll all covered with aloes, that enfilades our whole position.

    The Sound of Thunder

  • It was the old story over again -- that shell fire, unless it enfilades, does not kill men in trenches.

    With Methuen's Column on an Ambulance Train

  • "It's not much of a place for it," he said; "where we ought to have it is to the right of the sap, so that it enfilades the whole front of that trench."

    Bullets & Billets

  • The next and still more improved form of work is the bastioned fort, which consists of projecting bastions at the corners, the fire from which enfilades the ditches.

    The Continental Monthly, Vol. 6, No 2, August, 1864 Devoted to Literature and National Policy

  • The salient shuts in the end of the valley and enfilades it.

    Attack An Infantry Subaltern's Impression of July 1st, 1916

  • Everything is jumbled under this terrible fire which enfilades from all sides.

    Kings, Queens and Pawns An American Woman at the Front


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