Sangar

Definitions

  • Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Sangar sang′gar a stone breastwork: a low wall of loose stones, used as cover for soldiers.
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Etymology

Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
Hindi sangar, war, entrenchment; from the Sanskrit.

Usage

In literature:

Nothing daunted, however, he set his men to work at once building sangars with the loose stones.
"The Great Boer War" by Arthur Conan Doyle
Can its application to Babylonia be due to a confusion between Sumer and Sangar?
"Patriarchal Palestine" by Archibald Henry Sayce
As they got to the top of the crest they came in view of the sangar of rocks held by the I.L.H.
"The Record of a Regiment of the Line" by M. Jacson
In the dense darkness they began to build sangars as best they could.
"From Aldershot to Pretoria" by W. E. Sellers
It was scarcely entrenched at all, having only a few sangars dotted about as rallying-points.
"Four Months Besieged" by H. H. S. Pearse
I found the Manchesters building small and almost circular sangars of stones and sandbags at intervals all along the ridge.
"Ladysmith" by H. W. Nevinson
Strong sangars were constituted on the forward slope of a hill or ridge.
"With the British Army in The Holy Land" by Henry Osmond Lock
On the left, Bloody Post, a little in advance of the sangar, took its toll of the defenders.
"The Fifth Battalion Highland Light Infantry in the War 1914-1918" by F.L. Morrison
A party of Kashmir volunteers then went down to the other sangar and brought the wounded in, under a heavy fire.
"Through Three Campaigns" by G. A. Henty
Stone sangars were built and the companies relieved each other by the men crawling up the slope.
"The Second Battalion Royal Dublin Fusiliers in the South African War" by Cecil Francis Romer and Arthur Edward Mainwaring
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In news:

Oumou Sangare and Habib Koite, the two musicians from Mali who led their bands on Thursday night at the B. Ms Sangare draws primarily on the music of Wassoulou, the region of Mali her parents came from.
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