Rampart gun

Definitions

  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Rampart gun (Fort) a cannon or large gun for use on a rampart and not as a fieldpiece.
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Usage

In literature:

The night guns boomed from the white fort and a dark sentinel paced the ramparts above the little city tucked down close to the water.
"A Girl Of The Limberlost" by Gene Stratton Porter
He had removed the guns from the ramparts; he had lowered the draw-bridge across the moat.
"The Europeans" by Henry James
I retired to a place apart near the ramparts and behind a gun.
"St. Ives being The Adventures of a French Prison in England" by Robert Louis Stevenson
Guns were fired from the fort, ensigns shown, and the ramparts were again crowded.
"The Pathfinder" by James Fenimore Cooper
I put the key into my belt and hastened to the ramparts, armed with a gun, which I loaded as I ran.
"Mauprat" by George Sand
Sixty guns were mounted on the ramparts.
"The History of England from the Accession of James II." by Thomas Babington Macaulay
The guns are announcing from the ramparts of Fort William that Lord Canning has arrived.
"The Letters of Queen Victoria, Volume III (of 3), 1854-1861" by Queen of Great Britain Victoria
I retired to a place apart near the ramparts and behind a gun.
"The Works of Robert Louis Stevenson - Swanston Edition Vol. 20 (of 25)" by Robert Louis Stevenson
But as yet no hostile gun boomed from the ramparts of Ticonderoga.
"Burgoyne's Invasion of 1777" by Samuel Adams Drake
The brittle ramparts had been shivered like glass; several of the guns had been rendered useless.
"The Student's Life of Washington; Condensed from the Larger Work of Washington Irving" by Washington Irving
The use of the bastion is to bring every point at the foot of the rampart as much as possible under the guns of the place.
"The New Gresham Encyclopedia. Vol. 1 Part 3" by Various
The guns were then turned against the rampart and the adjoining buildings.
"History of The Reign of Philip The Second King of Spain" by William H. Prescott
Surround the Poles with trenches, put ramparts round your guns, or woe to you!
"With Fire and Sword" by Henryk Sienkiewicz
Guns boomed from the ramparts of the city, and all the church bells clanged and pealed.
"The Story of Seville" by Walter M. Gallichan
The Spanish garrison had six months' provision and eighty guns mounted on their ramparts.
"The Monarchs of the Main, Volume III (of 3)" by Walter Thornbury
The hill had been cut down and ramparts of earth constructed mounting five or six guns at each angle, with a deep ditch.
"History of Halifax City" by Thomas B. Akins
One by one her guns on the port side answered those on the ramparts.
"A Roving Commission" by G. A. Henty
They consist chiefly of a broad ditch, and a high sloping rampart without guns.
"Journeys in Persia and Kurdistan, Volume I (of 2)" by Isabella L. Bird
His mind was a good lever with a feeble fulcrum; a gun mounted on a tottering rampart.
"Vassall Morton" by Francis Parkman
The interior is well supplied with ammunition, and the ramparts are surmounted with plenty of guns which are kept in excellent repair.
"Guernsey Pictorial Directory and Stranger's Guide" by Thomas Bellamy
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In poetry:

Above, the autumn sky was blue,
Far round the golden world was fair,
And, gun by gun, the ramparts blew
A battle on the air.
"The Young Man's Song" by Sydney Thompson Dobell

In news:

However, archaeological investigation there was halted by World War I, and then by hostilities between Turkish nationalists and French colonizers from Syria who built machine gun nests in its ramparts.
(AP) — A gun like those used by Confederates in the final months defending Fort Sumter is again back on the ramparts of the Charleston fort.
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