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n. pl.1.(Fort.) Wattles, or hurdles, made with stakes interwoven with osiers, to cover lodgments.
Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary, published 1913 by G. & C. Merriam Co.
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Sarah Clayes was imprisoned and was heading to a similarly grim fate before the courts sobered on the wave of executions that rocked northeast Massachusetts.
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