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