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  • n. Plural form of fort.


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  • The numbers facing each other at Puebla did not appear to hold out any hope for Zaragoza, who dug his forces into defensive positions centered on the twin forts of Loreto and Guadalupe.

    Did You Know? Cinco de Mayo is more widely celebrated in USA than Mexico

  • β€œIt is true that Faery hills are sometimes known as forts,” she said.

    Brush of Darkness

  • One of the most extensive of these forts is Vercovicium (now known as Housesteads), where there is also a small museum.

    Empire's End

  • To forbid them to buy soldiers, guns and forts is asking for trouble.

    Try Anything Twice

  • In speaking upon one occasion, I said I was pleased. to know there were not strong forts from the Atlantic to the Pacific between us and our American neighbours such as there is in Germany between that country and France; but instead, that these Canadian Clubs might be taken as so many redoubts spread along the border line and seeking to make of all Canadians strong integral parts of the British Empire.

    Canadian Clubs and Canadian Problems

  • It was all full of Indians, and bears, and wild creatures, and they lived in forts, and had a dreadful time.

    Little Men: Life at Plumfield With Jo's Boys

  • Of the sports enjoyed by himself and the other boys of the district school, he writes: "We amused ourselves with building dams across the rivulet, and launching rafts made of old boards on the collected water; and in winter, with sliding on the ice and building snow barricades, which we called forts, and, dividing the boys into two armies, and using snowballs for ammunition, we contended for the possession of these strongholds.

    Journeys Through Bookland, Vol. 7

  • I have signed an order establishing what can best be called forts, military outposts designed to be as largely self-sufficient as possible, like the American frontier outposts we have all seen in the American Indian capitalist exploitation films.

    The Quest

  • The forts were the first to open fire on both steamer and boats, which was quickly and smartly returned.

    The Expedition to Borneo of H.M.S. Dido For the Suppression of Piracy

  • Nor even within the walls of the forts was the Russian soldier entirely safe from his wily adversary.

    Life of Schamyl And Narrative of the Circassian War of Independence Against Russia


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