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hornwork

(ˈhɔːnˌwɜːk)
n
(Fortifications) fortifications a freestanding fortification with angular points or horns serving to enclose an area immediately adjacent to a fort and add an extra layer of defence
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Finally, details of the old Portuguese breakwater and of the Portuguese hornwork on the slope below the Castelo novo are covered in the encyclopedia-style "Draft of the Mole of Tangier, Taken 10 August 1670" (likewise in Routh).
136) It is here that a Portuguese hornwork comprising two half-bastions had been erected, long before the English takeover, to reinforce the Castelo novo's east curtain.
Places fortified, after the modern way, consist chiefly of Bastions, and Curtains, and Sometimes of Demi-bastions according to the Situation of the Ground, of Cavaliers, Ramparts, Fausse-brayes, Ditches, Counterscarps, Cover'd Ways, Half Moons, Ravelins, Hornworks, Crownworks, Outworks, Esplanades, Redents, and Tenailles.
The event, hosted by Eldon Matlick, will feature guest artist Brian O'Connor, clinics by Oklahoma horn professors, concert performances by collegiate horn ensembles, a participant's horn choir, an Oklahoma Horn Pro Choir, and a performance of Bruce Broughton's Hornworks, commissioned by Jim Patterson.
When the parade arrives at the castle, fireworks company Firefly Productions, which performs at the Glastonbury Festival Fireshow, will transform the Hornworks using fire and pyrotechnics.