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  • n. Plural form of fortlet.


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  • The distance between their "fortlets" may be two hundred yards, and on that space no one ventures.

    Afghanistan and the Anglo-Russian Dispute

  • Behind this were a great number of barricades and fortlets.

    New York Times Current History; The European War, Vol 2, No. 4, July, 1915 April-September, 1915

  • The villagers have their fortlets to retreat to, and, if they reach them, can pull the ladders over after them and fire away from their towers.

    Afghanistan and the Anglo-Russian Dispute

  • In woods from the high trees of which he could have clear observation, as in the Bazentin, Bernafay, and Trones Woods, he had several of these emplacements, and also stout concrete fortlets for heavy single guns.

    The Old Front Line

  • At some little distance behind the front line (a hundred yards or so) was a second fire line, wired like the first, though less elaborate and generally without concrete fortlets.

    The Old Front Line

  • Sometimes the fire was too heavy for this, for trench, parapet, shafts, dugouts, wood, and fortlets, were pounded out of existence, so that no man could say that a line had ever run there; and in these cases the garrison was destroyed in the shelters.

    The Old Front Line

  • These fortlets were pierced with a foot-long slip for the muzzle of a machine gun, and were just big enough to hold the gun and one gunner.

    The Old Front Line

  • Half a mile behind the second line was a third support line; and behind this, running along the whole front, a mile or more away, was the prepared second main position, which was in every way like the front line, with wire, concrete fortlets, dugouts, and a difficult glacis for the attacker to climb.

    The Old Front Line

  • In some parts of the line, the front trenches were strengthened at intervals of about fifty yards by tiny forts or fortlets made of concrete and so built into the parapet that they could not be seen from without, even five yards away.

    The Old Front Line

  • The city was occupied, temporary fortlets were run up, and the nineteen mariners held them till January 10, 1894, when the first of the two of the French columns entered the town.

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