from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- adj. a breach which admits of approach and entrance by an assailing party.
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To one who took pleasure in the happy state of others, — there could not have been a greater sight in world, than on a post morning, in which a practicable breach had been made by the duke of Marlborough, in the main body of the place, — to have stood behind the horn-beam hedge, and observed the spirit with which my uncle Toby, with Trim behind him, sallied forth; — the one with the Gazette in his hand, — the other with a spade on his shoulder to execute the contents. —