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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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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.
The vicomte was summoned to surrender by the Arabs, but he made them a negative sign with his head, and continued to march towards the palisades.
The advantage was, however, pursued, the regiments took the reserve with them, and the enemy's palisades were utterly destroyed.
For twenty long minutes the blood-curdling cries continued, until they seemed but a stone's throw from the palisade.
The first few villages he came to were deserted, showing that news of the coming of his pack had travelled rapidly; but toward evening he came upon a distant cluster of thatched huts surrounded by a rude palisade, within which were a couple of hundred natives.
He heard a voice beyond the palisade and toward that he made his way.
As they galloped from the open gates, Mugambi, hiding in a nearby bush, slipped, unseen, within the palisade.
At the rear of the village he discovered a tree whose branches extended over the top of the palisade and a moment later he had dropped quietly into the village.
The enclosure at the far end of the palisade was for the Malay and lascar crew and there also were quarters for Bududreen and the Malay second mate.
The only opening into the inclosure was through a small aperture three feet wide and three feet high, which was closed from the inside by logs about six feet long laid horizontally, one upon another, between the inside face of the palisade and two other braced logs which paralleled the face of the wall upon the inside.
In five minutes he had wormed his way to the great tree that overhung the palisade at one end of the village, and from his point of vantage looked down upon the savage horde beneath.
The first panic of terror relieved, he urged his men forward to attack with their heavy elephant spears; but as they came, Tantor swung Tarzan to his broad head, and, wheeling, lumbered off into the jungle through the great rent he had made in the palisade.