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  • n. Plural form of siegework.


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  • Just as when laying siege to a city and battering its walls one digs one's trenches closer and closer and thus slowly gains land, so in the spiritual conquest of that powerful and enchanted [encantado] land God is laying the siegeworks of evangelism, approaching bit by bit until the walls of resistance crash to the ground.

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  • Where had the Sertorian forces come from when none of those who had fought on the battlefield, even the hidden cavalry, had moved from the siegeworks before Lauro?

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  • Having finished, Caesar turned his back and looked at the receding siegeworks which were making a ruin of the outskirts of Mitylene.

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  • All they had to work with were their hands and their legionary's digging tools; but there were over ten thousand pairs of hands and more than sufficient tools, and their centurions taught them the shortcuts and knacks in building siegeworks.

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  • Earth from the ditch was piled into a second wall, and in the large No Man's Land which existed inside these siegeworks no tree or object tall enough to serve as a battering ram was left standing.

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  • At Norba the same sort of exercise went on, though Norba did not require such massive siegeworks.

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  • When these siegeworks were completed, the only way in or out of Praeneste would be the snake-paths through the mountains behind.

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  • When Ahenobarbus taxed him in the House with deliberate destruction of Roman property — siegeworks and camps especially — Lucullus simply looked down his nose and said he thought the new governor would want to start in his own way.

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  • Shadowspinner's camps and siegeworks surrounded the city.

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  • "The siegeworks at Torcadino, " he said, -or most of the heavy work there, at any rate, was completed months ago.

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