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  • A term used in castramentation.

    "'A square with a moderate breastwork and a stockade would leave a fine open space between itself and the forest on three sides, and command the landing-place on the fourth. With a carronade at each corner it would make a very neat little post, even without re-entering angles or ravelines or anything ambitious like that.'"

    --Patrick O'Brian, The Thirteen Gun Salute, 308

    March 5, 2008