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A cylindrical bundle of sticks bound together for use in construction, as of fortresses, earthworks, sea walls, or dams.
[French, from Latin fascīna, from fascis, bundle.]
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(Building) a bundle of long sticks used for filling in ditches and in the construction of embankments, roads, fortifications, etc
[C17: from French, from Latin fascīna; see fasces]
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a bundle of sticks bound together, used as reinforcement in the construction of earthworks, as dikes and ramparts.
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Fascinelong cylindrical bundle of wood bound together for use in construction of dams, jetties, etc., 1688.
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