I am glad he will see Belle-Isle, he is so good a judge of fortifications
, any more than they are the ancient beds of dried-up rivers; for, on one side, the waters, so slight on the moon's surface, could never have worn such drains for themselves; and, on the other, they often cross craters of great elevation.
I had gazed upon the fortifications
and impediments that seemed to keep human beings from entering the citadel of nature, and rashly and ignorantly I had repined.
It was an exterior fortification of no great height or strength, intended to protect the postern-gate, through which Cedric had been recently dismissed by Front-de-B
a fortification composed of palisades, called the barriers, which
But she only laughed, ran up the steps, and rang the bell; and while she was waiting for the door to open, kept close in the porch, and talked to him from that point as out of a fortification
He had brought some soldiers with him from England, who took possession of the old fortress on Castle Island and of the fortification
on Fort Hill.
The wagons, also, would be more easily defended, and might form a kind of fortification
in case of attack in the open prairies.
In the meantime, Grimaud, preserving his calmness, dismantled the fortification
of the ground-floor, and after having opened the door, stood with his arms folded quietly on the sill.
This huge tower, resembling a tun standing on one end, beside which the famous Heidelberg tun would have seemed but a very ordinary barrel, served as a fortification
, and on its platform were stationed Belootchees, armed with lances.
From there the well-worn trail led them beyond the outer fortification
to the desolate valley of Opar.
Towards night, I fixed upon a proper place, under a rock, and marked out a semicircle for my encampment; which I resolved to strengthen with a work, wall, or fortification
, made of double piles, lined within with cables, and without with turf.