Fortification. a projecting portion of a rampart or fortification that forms an irregular pentagon attached at the base to the main work. a fortified place. anything seen as preserving or protecting some quality, condition, etc.: a bastion of solitude; a bastion of democracy. Contemporary Examples Once known as the most polluted place on earth, the […]
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bastel house. (on the Anglo-Scottish border) a partly fortified house, usually with a vaulted ground floor.
a rare-earth mineral, fluorocarbonate of lanthanum and cerium, with a waxy-yellow to reddish-brown color, commonly associated with zinc ores. noun a rare yellow to reddish-brown mineral consisting of a carbonate of fluorine and several lanthanide metals. It occurs in association with zinc and is a source of the lanthanides. Formula: LaFCO3
a town in SE Belgium: in World War II U.S. forces besieged here during German counteroffensive in 1944. Historical Examples “Forward—single file,” commanded Shaw, and the band resumed its interrupted march towards the Bastogne railway. Two Daring Young Patriots W. P. Shervill You must get ready for a forced march of a dozen miles across […]