Usage examples for fortification

  1. Wishing to make use of the bag, I shook it out on one side of my fortification. – The World's Greatest Books, Vol III by Arthur Mee and J.A. Hammerton, Eds.
  2. 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
  3. 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
  4. The results of the war with Spain, for instance, have affected but little the question of passive coast defence, by fortification or otherwise; but they have greatly altered the circumstances which hitherto have dictated the size of our active forces, both land and sea. – Lessons of the war with Spain and other articles by Alfred T. Mahan
  5. Law, finance, administrative economy, theology, music, architecture, fortification, all were dear to him. – The Byzantine Empire by Charles William Chadwick Oman
  6. 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
  7. In the solution of the problem, the extent to be given coast defence by fortification depends, as do all military decisions, whether of preparation or of actual warfare, upon certain well- recognized principles; and for a given country or coast, since the natural conditions remain permanent, the general dispositions, and the relative power of the several works, if determined by men of competent military knowledge, will remain practically constant during long periods. – Lessons of the war with Spain and other articles by Alfred T. Mahan
  8. 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
  9. 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
  10. They can't make a fortification; and when they have made it, they can't work it. – Springhaven A Tale of the Great War by R. D. Blackmore
  11. In the tumult of the attack the Hebrews in the camp of the Philistines joined the side of their countrymen, and Saul gained the fortification. – The History of Antiquity, Vol. II (of VI) by Max Duncker
  12. But my father is sending him to an army man to get up military drawing and fortification. – Jack Archer by G. A. Henty
  13. 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
  14. 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
  15. 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
  16. And they call that fortification! – Timar's Two Worlds by Mór Jókai
  17. 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
  18. Woe unto the daring wolves that enter his snowy fortification- his " No Man's Land"-- for sure death awaits them! – The Human Side of Animals by Royal Dixon
  19. 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