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  • v. Simple past tense and past participle of palisade.


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  • People were painted and dressed in their finest, the smells of cooking food heavy in the air while flutes, drums, and singing voices filtered down from the palisaded plaza.

    Fire The Sky

  • The Spanish had learned a few things from their unpleasant conquest of northern Mexico: The forts now would be built with high, palisaded walls; the encomienda was abandoned.


  • He meant “palisaded plain,” meaning a plain that begins or ends in a steep cliff.


  • They had crossed the garden and passed through a palisaded gate and had come to the arched gate which Eric Gulbrandsen had erected as an entrance to his College, a sturdily built, hideous, red brick building.

    Twin Moons

  • Then he saw it in the distance, steel-beamed and cabled, sweeping to the palisaded bank.


  • Rhode Island colonists converged on the Great Swamp in southern Rhode Island, where the Narragansett had built a palisaded fort that housed the women, children, and elderly of the tribe.

    History of American Women

  • A description of the semi-abandoned Pigwacket village made in 1703 by an English scouting party: "When we came to the fort, we found about an acre of ground, taken in with timber [palisaded], set in the ground in a circular form with ports [gates], and about one hundred wigwams therein."

    History of American Women

  • Mr. Horwitz follows the destructive footsteps of Hernando de Soto across what is now the American South, culminating in 1540 with the massacre of 3,000 Indians at a palisaded town called Mavila -- an event, Mr. Horwitz notes, that "rivals the Civil War battle of Antietam as the deadliest day of combat ever recorded on U.S. soil."

    Before the Pilgrims

  • The House of Correction which has led to these remarks, is not walled, like other prisons, but is palisaded round about with tall rough stakes, something after the manner of an enclosure for keeping elephants in, as we see it represented in Eastern prints and pictures.

    American Notes for General Circulation

  • Before the breakfast-hour arrived, they had fenced off with a ditch the only side on which lay ingress into the place, and had palisaded off the whole, leaving only three gates.



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