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  • v. Present participle of palisade.
  • n. A row of palisades set in the ground.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. A row of palisades set in the ground.


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  • Lacedaemonians then in Thebes, he brought succour to his friends, and marched upon Thebes. 39 Finding the entire country fenced with ditch and palisading, he crossed


  • Each set of men proceeded to pull down the palisading which faced themselves; further, they sent away all who were useless or who had enough to do to carry their burdens, with the mass of the heavy infantry accompanying them; the officers in each case leaving behind men whom they could severally depend on.


  • As soon as they came close enough, they began discharging spears and other missiles on the little body, who on their side continued to be wounded and shot down, but were quite unable to retaliate, cooped up as they were within a palisading barely six feet high, until in desperation they tore down their defences with their own hands, and dashed at the enemy.


  • The first glimpse of the lower deck of this convict hulk showed a long passage bordered by iron palisading, with lamps hung at regular intervals.

    Ralph Rashleigh

  • This palisading formed the base of an embankment of packed grass and rubbish, sufficiently tight to raise the level of the stream about three feet.

    Tropic Days

  • Truce (and tribute) with the Magyars; fortification of the Elbe and Weser Valleys (Saxony and Thuringia); palisading of towns, villas, monasteries; establishment of garrisons (which later often became towns like Naumburg, Quedlinburg).

    i. Germany under the Carolingian and Saxon Emperors

  • Accustomed to felling of timber and to grubbing up trees, they are very ready at earthworks and palisading, and they will cover and entrench themselves wherever they are for a short time left unmolested with surprising alacrity. . .

    Angel in the Whirlwind

  • An improvised line sprang up along the edge of the suburbs, consisting of barricaded streets, loopholed houses and areas of palisading.


  • In the meantime, Mr Dabchick had brought up one of our little nine - pounder boat-guns which had stuck in the rear and blew in part of the palisading on the left of the stockade, when he and a lot of us made a desperate charge to storm the entrenchment.

    Young Tom Bowling The Boys of the British Navy

  • Park was a large enclosure of the wild forest, railed in with high wooden palisading.

    Spanish Life in Town and Country


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