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  • n. Plural form of fortalice.

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Examples

  • The first of these fortalices, called Chamaret le Maigre, presents a striking landmark from the town of

    Itinerary of Provence and the Rhone Made During the Year 1819

  • Some resembled huge basaltic cliffs resting on each other; many, castles in ruins, with detached towers and fortalices, guarding their approach from a distance.

    Blackwood's Edinburgh Magazine, Volume 62, Number 361, November, 1845.

  • They are a numerous race, and inhabit little fortalices on the coasts of our sea-girt isle, which to an imaginative mind would give it the appearance of a beleagured citadel.

    The Mirror of Literature, Amusement, and Instruction Volume 14, No. 384, August 8, 1829

  • Above that door there were galleries, and fortalices and cunningly invented battlements in miniature, from behind whose shelter a resolute defending-party could pour out a hundred different kinds of death on a hungry crowd.

    Told in the East

  • Again, in Arlis and Nimes, and other towns that I could name, there are the great arches and fortalices still standing which were built of old by giant men who came from the south.

    The White Company

  • Again, in Arles and Nimes, and other towns that I could name, there are the great arches and fortalices still standing which were built of old by giant men who came from the south.

    The White Company

  • Again, in Arlis and Nîmes, and other towns that I could name, there are the great arches and fortalices still standing which were built of old by giant men who came from the south.

    The White Company

  • Max gazed eagerly at the ruined towers, the homes of jackdaws, bats, and owls, and he was beginning to dream about the old times when men in armour and courtly ladies used to dwell in these sea-girt fortalices, but his reverie was broken in upon by a sharp snapping bark from

    Three Boys or the Chiefs of the Clan Mackhai

  • Here and there, upon craggy points, were situate the fortalices of the barons.

    The Boy Knight

  • It was near a year since the defeat of Dunbar; and although the feats of Wallace in storming small fortalices and cutting off English convoys had excited at once hope amongst the Scotch and anger in the

    In Freedom's Cause : a Story of Wallace and Bruce

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