from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. In fortification, a raised way along the inside of a parapet; a banquette.
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At the eaft end of the Upper Town is a wall of mafonry, which joins to the piquet-work before - mentioned on the north-eaft, and runsfouth •, being intended to cover a deep byeway leading to the fally-port from the Lower Town, and may be effectually protected by mufketry, as it is of a good height, with a foot-bank, fupported by fcaffolding, which gives fmall arms a great command over that quarter, the men being well covered from above.
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