palisade


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pal·i·sade

(pal'i-sād),
In pathology, a row of elongated nuclei parallel to each other.
[Fr. palissade, fr. L. palus, a pale, stake]
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At intervals one was perched high in the branches of a tree which could overlook the palisade.
Caching all these in a convenient crotch of the tree, he dropped lightly to the ground within the palisade, armed only with his long knife.
The women were preparing the evening meal as Tarzan of the Apes poised above them in the branches of a giant tree which overhung the palisade at one point.
The moment that he had won their attention he raised his voice to the shriller and more hideous scream of the beast he personated, and then, scarce stirring a leaf in his descent, dropped to the ground once again outside the palisade, and, with the speed of a deer, ran quickly round to the village gate.
From here he could see beyond the palisade, and the wild freedom of the jungle called to him.
Yet the wall was not fully six feet from him, and the top of it at least five feet above the top of the shed--those who had designed the campong had been careful to set this structure sufficiently far from the palisade to prevent its forming too easy an avenue of escape.
In three seconds nothing remained of the attacking party but the five who had fallen, four on the inside and one on the outside of the palisade.
It was his intention to hail her from beyond the palisade, giving her the feeling of security which he imagined the stout barricade would afford.
Silently we crept along, Nobs silent at heel, toward the nearest portion of the palisade.
He had entered the trees again and was outside the palisade when there came faintly to his ears from far beyond the village an old, familiar sound.
The advantage was, however, pursued, the regiments took the reserve with them, and the enemy's palisades were utterly destroyed.
Night found Kulonga far from the palisades of his father's village, but still headed westward, and climbing into the fork of a great tree he fashioned a rude platform and curled himself for sleep.