siegeworks


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siegeworks

(ˈsiːdʒˌwɜːks)
n
(Building) constructions built by a besieging force
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Only trees that you know do not yield food may be destroyed; you may cut them down for constructing siegeworks against the city that is waging war on you, until it has been reduced (Deut.
The siegeworks and batteries were under the direction of the engineer, Captain John Hooper, and by the end of July a number of the defenders' cannon mounted on Raglan's towers had been silenced.
It wasn't until nine months after the start of the war, when as many as half of his troops had died of starvation and disease, that he managed to breach one of the castle's key defenses, and this was thanks to the defection from the Dutch side of a grandiose German alcoholic, who helped him design effective siegeworks (Andrade 2008b).