Usage examples for fortification

  1. His fortification of Philippeville and Charlemont, in the face of the enemy his passage of the Meuse in Alva's sight- his unfortunate but well- ordered campaign against that general- his sublime plan of relief, projected and successfully directed at last from his sick bed, for the besieged city of Leyden- will always remain monuments of his practical military skill. – Project Gutenberg History of The Netherlands, 1555-1623, Complete by John Lothrop Motley
  2. Law, finance, administrative economy, theology, music, architecture, fortification, all were dear to him. – The Byzantine Empire by Charles William Chadwick Oman
  3. The artillery under Captain Bradford was advanced to a point within eighty yards of the breastwork, with the hope that its fire at short range might make a breach in the formidable line of fortification. – Red Eagle and the Wars With the Creek Indians of Alabama. by George Cary Eggleston
  4. On the enemy side, a fortification of heaped earth was made; on our side, castles were built of sandbags filled with flint. – The Old Front Line by John Masefield
  5. The besieged then abandoned this fortification, and retired further back towards the centre of the bridge, which, as well as its approaches, was defended by towers. – Joan of Arc by Ronald Sutherland Gower
  6. We soon retired to rest, and slept more soundly than we had done for many nights, though we kept a guard as usual, as our fortification was not entirely completed. – In the Wilds of Africa by W.H.G. Kingston
  7. While engaged in examining a situation for a fortification in one direction, the British effected a landing in another. – How the Flag Became Old Glory by Emma Look Scott
  8. Before long he brought a plan for the fortification of the whole Borgo, which opened the eyes of those in power to the scheme which was finally adopted. – The Life of Michelangelo Buonarroti by John Addington Symonds
  9. This plan received the approval of the Congress, and since then regular appropriations have been made and the work of fortification has steadily progressed. – Complete State of the Union Addresses from 1790 to the Present by Various
  10. And as I said before, these pillars were sweet- scented pillars, for that they were made of cedar; but what cared the enemy for that, they were offensive to him, for that they were placed as a fortification against him. – The Works of John Bunyan Volume 3 by John Bunyan
  11. And they call that fortification! – Timar's Two Worlds by Mór Jókai
  12. On arriving at Nargue Island, which had a Russian governor, but no fortification, Sir James found a large quantity of wood prepared for transportation to Revel, which was very acceptable to the fleet; but the water was not plentiful. – Memoirs and Correspondence of Admiral Lord de Saumarez. Vol II by Sir John Ross
  13. But my father is sending him to an army man to get up military drawing and fortification. – Jack Archer by G. A. Henty