sally port


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sally port

n.
A gate in a fortification designed for sorties.

sal′ly port`


n.
a gate in a fortification from which a sortie may be launched.
[1640–50]
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The incident that led to charges against Sharlow appears to have some similarities to a 2013 case in which now-former Eugene police officer Charles Caruso was seen on video punching a handcuffed drunken-driving suspect in the jail's sally port.
Fire Chief Matthew Belsito said the one-car garage and sally port were a total loss.
The old sally port, where guards once brought prisoners from paddy wagons to their cells, is being converted into the entrance to a new restaurant, Scampo, which is Italian for aescapea.
A cell area and a sally port were additions constructed at the time of purchase.
Indeed a sally port in the wall existed where City Road is now; its purpose was for the city's young blades to venture out or sally forth looking for some aggro - again, not a lot of changes there
She said: "We are within the walls, only a few yards away at Sally Port.
Guests stay at Sally Port Cottage, which nestles behind it, set back in a recessed position that protects it from the worst of the weather.
St Anthony''s Head lighthouse at the tip of Cornwall''s Roseland Peninsula and (inset top) Sally Port cottage
By the age of nine, thanks to Sunday evening strolls with his father, 'a true denizen of Old Portsmouth', he was steeped in local lore: 'I would jeer with derision at the historical inaccuracy of the famous painting of Nelson's last departure down the steps of Sally Port.
Lowry, Number 1 Sally Port is a stylish B&B carved out of a listed 17th Century building.
Because of its unique characteristics, Maritime was used to portray the Massachusetts Police Academy, and its Pentagon sally port was the backdrop for an academy graduation scene.