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  • n. Plural form of fortification.

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Examples

  • It has a most marvellous bay for shipping and some of the finest bathing to be found anywhere in the Empire and, of course, its real object in the chain of British fortifications is the protection of our trade with China.

    Canada and the British Empire

  • That great fortress in the chain of British fortifications is one which was handed over to us by the Chinese with their tongues in their cheeks, saying to themselves, "There is a great rock sticking out of the sea and there is nothing very much the British can do with that."

    Canada and the British Empire

  • Its abrogation has occasionally been suggested, but this would probably be. a political blunder, which would ultimately cause great expense in fortifications and armaments to both parties to it.

    A Legacy From the United Empire Loyalists

  • Down the right line of the enemy's works all approach to the fortifications is made exceedingly difficult by high bluffs and deep irregular gullies.

    The Last Assault on Port Hudson

  • The fort, by which I mean the series of fortifications, is on the first

    Fort Pillow

  • There are a few elements that can only be described as fortifications: there are padlocked, wrought-iron gates for the doors and windows, and there are jagged bits of broken glass embedded in the wall outside the kitchen door.

    Travel in Cambodia: November 2000 Trip: Phnom Penh and Tonle Bati

  • Owing chiefly to the labours of the brave Knights, under their grand old masters, L'Isle Adam and La Valette, and their skill and heroism in defending it from the repeated assaults of the Moslem, -- of the Crescent against the Cross, the fortifications are a marvel of almost impregnable strength and engineering ability, and, owing to its wonderful provision of underground granaries, etc., could stand a siege for years.

    Fair Italy, the Riviera and Monte Carlo Comprising a Tour Through North and South Italy and Sicily with a Short Account of Malta

  • The first indication of approach to the fortifications was the sight of piles of stones heaped into walls four or five feet high, pierced with loopholes, and visible on every projecting point of the cliffs along the northern side, from most of which a pebble could be snapped down upon the road.

    The Atlantic Monthly, Volume 03, No. 18, April, 1859

  • To these brave words I answered as gently as I could, and said: My lord, your most illustrious Excellency has taught me something even in my own fine art of statuary, inasmuch as we have always exchanged ideas upon that subject; I beg you then to deign to listen to me upon this matter of your fortifications, which is far more important than making statues.

    The Autobiography of Benvenuto Cellini

  • ” To these brave words I answered as gently as I could, and said: “My lord, your most illustrious Excellency has taught me something even in my own fine art of statuary, inasmuch as we have always exchanged ideas upon that subject; I beg you then to deign to listen to me upon this matter of your fortifications, which is far more important than making statues.

    LXXXV

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