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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


Short "hint"

covered trench

Usage examples (6)
  • I found this detail, however, the absence of external contravallation, like may others in the past weeks, disturbing.
  • The old system of intrenched camps and lines of contravallation is unsuited to the spirit of modern warfare.
  • Formerly the false system prevailed of encircling a city by a whole army, which buried itself in lines of circumvallation and contravallation.
  • Besides the lines of circumvallation and contravallation referred to above, there is another kind, which is more extended than they are, and is in a measure allied to... for more
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