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- v. Simple past tense and past participle of fort.
- adj. Ensconced in or protected by a fort.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- adj. Furnished with, or guarded by, forts; strengthened or defended, as by forts.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Fortified; strong.
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An America of Wounded Knee and Fort Davis where soldiers forted up at the water holes in the desert and slaughtered Apache men, women and children who were dying of thirst and came down to the water.
Yah, ai nawt shoor why but ai forted it wuz teh middlol of teh nite – ai cud nawt take 5 away from elebenty an maek six.
November 10, 2008 at 6:04 am uh noz! hee forted so bahd dat he turnd teh blunkets green.
Then the boys attacked the survivor and slew him and fell to fighting amongst themselves, till they were all killed; and the women and girls fled to the hamlets and forted villages; wherefore the city became desert and none dwelt therein but the owl.
Even at a distance, it was obvious the Dandelos had forted up.
Susan took her into her arms and forted her again.
By then Mick had made himself at home at the desk in the room over the entry way — had forted himself up there, actually, as if building a wall of his books and pamphlets would make it impossible for me to oust him.
It com-forted her to realize that she'd slain nearly everyone who had ever thwarted her.
Others forted up in deep caves in the hills back of the shorelines and poured sniper and machine gun fire onto approaching Marines until they were rooted out with flame throwers or killed by high-explosive charges.
'We fought our way clear of the Persians and forted up in a circle of boulders.