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  • n. Plural form of fougasse.


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  • We put up chevaux de frises and made fougasses a kind of primitive land mine.


  • More than this, fires still kept breaking out around; while mines and fougasses not unfrequently exploded from unknown causes.

    Wonderful Adventures of Mrs. Seacole in Many Lands

  • There were old muskets, charged to bursting point with slugs and nails, which were fired by similar devices, while on three occasions fougasses, or land-mines, were exploded, fortunately without causing casualties.

    Wilmshurst of the Frontier Force

  • "The explosion of those fougasses has knocked on the head our chances of delivering a surprise attack," remarked the company commander to

    Wilmshurst of the Frontier Force

  • "By Jove, that was a narrow one!" he soliloquised as a bullet -- one of many shot at a venture -- whizzed dangerously close to his ears and knocked up a number of small fougasses as it ricochetted in the embers.

    Wilmshurst of the Frontier Force


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