Usage examples for redoubt

  1. We sat there on the grass watching the marines drilling; the artillery trotted clanking past for exercise at the Fox Hill redoubt, and presently we heard the dull boom- booming of their cannon along the west shore of the bay. – Cardigan by Robert W. Chambers
  2. His future father- in- law tried to persuade him that it would be much better to leave the money at interest with him; but the engineer would not allow his last redoubt to be taken. – Timar's Two Worlds by Mór Jókai
  3. All day the men worked, making and strengthening their redoubt to guard the pass, and by the next morning, with the old battery at the top, it was impregnable. – The Burial of the Guns by Thomas Nelson Page
  4. Nestling behind the hill it cast a black rectangular shadow upon the trampled sand of the redoubt. – The Man Who Rocked the Earth by Arthur Train Robert Williams Wood
  5. I thought that things had come to a pretty pass, if a man could not so much as touch elbows with a poet nowadays- with Plato, for instance- without carrying a redoubt of terrible beautiful young ladies. – The Lost Art of Reading by Gerald Stanley Lee
  6. Thenceforth the redoubt was held by the allies. – The Development of the European Nations, 1870-1914 (5th ed.) by John Holland Rose
  7. " Whilst the General was making these arrangements and coming in person from Cairo, the troops on board the Turkish fleet had effected a landing and taken possession of the fort of Aboukir, and of a redoubt placed behind the village of that name which ought to have been put into a state of defence six months before, but had been completely neglected. – The Project Gutenberg Memoirs of Napoleon Bonaparte by Bourrienne, Constant, and Stewarton
  8. Some one took the flag from her hand and planted it on the Russian redoubt. – The Way of the Gods by John Luther Long
  9. It was told about in the Redoubt that they would harm no human, if but the human did keep a fair distance from them; but that it were wise never to come close upon one. – The Night Land by William Hope Hodgson
  10. Perhaps you have heard of that redoubt. – The Valley of Vision by Henry Van Dyke
  11. But the documents which furnish the only authentic details show that there was in the redoubt no cannon and no flag. – The Life of Napoleon I (Volumes, 1 and 2) by John Holland Rose
  12. Amidships was built a heavy castle or redoubt of timbers, pierced with loopholes for archery. – A History of Sea Power by William Oliver Stevens and Allan Westcott
  13. How we succeeded in getting out of the redoubt I cannot well say. – The Minute Boys of Boston by James Otis
  14. Hamilton got by me, and I saw him set a foot on the shoulder of a man, and jump on to the top of the redoubt. – Hugh Wynne, Free Quaker by S. Weir Mitchell
  15. Meanwhile the 2nd Brigade, which had been occupying trenches to the right of the Orchard, had attempted to take a position known as the " Bexhill Redoubt," but with less success, as the preliminary bombardment had been quite ineffectual. – From the St. Lawrence to the Yser with the 1st Canadian brigade by Frederic C. Curry
  16. As the Russians advanced, the Turks in the second redoubt fled towards the third, but the Russian cavalry were too quick for them, and but few escaped. – Jack Archer by G. A. Henty