Sentence Examples


  • The term "cavalier" has been adopted from the French as a term in fortification for a work of great command constructed in the interior of a fort, bastion or other defence, so as to fire over the main parapet without interfering with the fire of the latter.
  • The French, after their occupation of the city (1830), built a rampart, parapet and ditch, with two terminal forts, Bab Azoun to the south and Bab-el-Oued to the north.
  • A largish piece of the biscuit the Emperor was holding in his hand broke off, fell on the balcony parapet, and then to the ground.
  • "Clear that away!" was all that was said of them, and they were thrown over the parapet and removed later on that they might not stink.
  • Peering over the parapet of the bridge, one saw a deep murky abyss, from which sounds of swiftly flowing water rose.

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