Fausse-braye

Definitions

  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Fausse-braye (Mil) A second rampart, exterior to, and parallel to, the main rampart, and considerably below its level.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n fausse-braye In fortification, a small mound of earth thrown up about a rampart. See false bray, under false.
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
F. fausse-braie,

Usage

In literature:

The wall was strengthened toward the river and Bagumbayan by its fausse-braye.
"The Philippine Islands, 1493–1898, Volume XXXVI, 1649–1666" by Various
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In poetry:

"So, out of the trenches, with features set,
On that hot, still morning, in measured pace,
Our column climbed; climbed higher yet,
Past the fauss'bray, scarp, up the curtain-face,
And along the parapet.
"San Sebastian" by Thomas Hardy