from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. In fortification, an interior glacis, placed in the ditch, with its crest-high enough to mask the scarp-wall from the plunging fire of distant batteries: intended to prevent besiegers from effecting a practicable breach in the wall unless they succeed in establishing their batteries on this interior glacis.
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Men with tender faces required a cloth face-cover in the wind.
"There's no mention of a face-cover in the Koran," she says.