fougade


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fougade

(fuːˈɡɑːd)
n
1. a booby-trapped pit
2. (Arms & Armour (excluding Firearms)) a type of mine
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After that as attackers had conducted arson attacks against the troop s body and lobed fire-based fougade, fired guards, military men of the National Guard opened up a cautionary blast.
Witness the now ways of rallies, fougades, entrenchments, attacks, lodgments, and a long et cetera of new inventions which want names, practised in sieges and encampments .
Witness the new ways of mines, fougades, entrenchments, attacks, lodgments, and a long et cetera of new inventions which want names, practised in sieges and encampments; witness the new sorts of bombs and unheard-of mortors of seven to ten ton weight, with which our fleets, standing two or three miles off at sea, can imitate God Almighty Himself, and rain fire and brimstone out of heaven, as it were, upon towns built on the firm land; witness also our new-invented Child of Hell, the machine, the machine which carries thunder, lightning, and earthquakes in its bowels, and tears up the most impregnable fortifications.