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- n. A kind of land mine; a fougasse.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. A small mine, in the form of a well sunk from the surface of the ground, charged with explosive and projectiles. It is made in a position likely to be occupied by the enemy.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. Milit., a little mine in the form of a well, 8 or 10 feet wide and 10 or 12 deep, charged with sacks of powder, or powder and shells, and covered with stones or earth.
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'Twas not dumb chance that, to discover the fougade, or powder plot, contrived a miscarriage in the letter.
'Twas not dumb chance that, to discover the fougade, [I. 19] or powder plot, contrived a miscarriage in the letter.