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  • noun Plural form of redoubt.

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Examples

  • To this day photos of Ghazi Mohammed occupy a prominent place in Kurdish redoubts in Iraq and Iran.

    A Good Article on the Kurds | Letter Never Sent

  • Cornwallis had his men construct a main line of defense around Yorktown that consisted of ten small enclosed forts (called redoubts), batteries with artillery and connecting trenches.

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  • The Company's military engineers devised the erection of small suburban forts ( 'redoubts'), block-houses, and batteries, which were to be mounted with cannon and to be in charge of an appropriate garrison, and were to serve as outposts for the protection of the outlying quarters of the city.

    The Story of Madras

  • Many of the famous "redoubts" are coal-refuse pyramids really.

    Letters to Helen Impressions of an Artist on the Western Front

  • In places like Jamaica and Haiti, black populations had driven out European colonizers by striking from mountain redoubts.

    An Angry Prophet

  • For decades, the House and Senate agriculture committees have been the last redoubts of congressional bipartisanship, liberals and conservatives united in beating back any outside attempts to cut off tens of billions annually for price supports, crop insurance, weather assistance, conservation handouts and nutrition programs.

    The GOP's Debt-Ceiling Divide

  • Soon after the allied armies appeared, Cornwallis gave up his outlying works and withdrew into the main line of fortifications and redoubts about the town.

    Between War and Peace

  • The authors, however, blithely ignore or dismiss these concerns from their redoubts in Helsinki and Madrid.

    David Harris: Why Europe Shouldn't Support the Palestinian UN Gambit

  • Still, the reality: Led by a larger-than-life president whose public support sat at 69% on that famous Inauguration Day, the Democratic Party, like a dying star, may be collapsing into a handful of urban redoubts such as New York, L.A.,

    Obama Pulls Down His Party

  • Soon after the allied armies appeared, Cornwallis gave up his outlying works and withdrew into the main line of fortifications and redoubts about the town.

    Between War and Peace

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