Definitions

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  • adj. Defensible, well-fortified.

Etymologies

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Reduced form of defensible.

Examples

  • Out of the quhilk haill number of fensible persones, in ilk division, all such as are vigorous and able men for war are heirby appoynted to be drawin out, and put in

    The Works of the Rev. Hugh Binning

  • Wc now sec that it was reserved for the moment of trial to learn that the bar of Charleston was not de - fensible by our squadron, because the water within the bar wa** too shallow for our frigates.

    Memoirs of the war in the Southern department of the United States

  • Grantees: And the said Committee are further impowered to state the Place of the Town upon small Lots so as it may be made de - fensible, grant out Allotments & Order their Prudentials & what else is necessary for their Establishment: Provided alwaies that Forty Families be settled there within three Years next coming,

    Acts and resolves passed by the General Court

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