The town was strongly fortified by medieval walls, which have to some extent been demolished.
We hear of it even in the Punic Wars as a fortified post of Acragas (E.
Rhine, was strongly held by a series of fortified camps.
The town was built and fortified by Cosimo I.
Restored to Prussia in 1816 it was again fortified, but in 1862 the fortifications were converted into a public park.
The surrounding hills (Vinik, Goritsa, Kamenitsa) were, after 1886, fortified by modern earthworks.
In 1510, following their occupation of Oran and other towns on the coast of Africa, the Spaniards fortified the Penon.
The nobles from this time forward retired into the country and the mountains, fortified themselves in strong places outside the cities, and gave their best attention to fostering the rural population.
And that morning Colonel Michaud had ridden round the Drissa fortifications with the Emperor and had pointed out to him that this fortified camp constructed by Pfuel, and till then considered a chef-d'oeuvre of tactical science which would ensure Napoleon's destruction, was an absurdity, threatening the destruction of the Russian army.
The Russians, they say, fortified this position in advance on the left of the highroad (from Moscow to Smolensk) and almost at a right angle to it, from Borodino to Utitsa, at the very place where the battle was fought.
Thionville), a fortified town of Germany, in Alsace-Lorraine, dist.
Cartagena is fortified, and possesses an arsenal and naval dockyards.
They fortified their houses, retained their military habits, defied the consuls, and carried on feuds in the streets and squares.
The first army, with which was the Emperor, occupied the fortified camp at Drissa; the second army was retreating, trying to effect a junction with the first one from which it was said to be cut off by large French forces.
Dean wondered if he'd fortified himself with one of the pints of vodka.
The Alpine frontier is fortified strongly, although the condition of the works was in many cases considered unsatisfactory by the 1907 Commission.
His own family was fortified by the marriage of his daughter to a son of Innocent VIII., which procured his son Giovannis elevation~to the cardinalate, and involved two Medicean papacies and the future dependence of Florence upon Rome.
The 19th of April 188o received a formal undertaking from Cairoli that Assab would never be fortified nor be made a military establishment.
In Europe and Asia frontiers are usually strongly fortified and strictly watched in times of peace as well as during war.
It is strongly fortified, and there are a lighthouse, and lifeboat and pilot stations.
Of Kolomea, near the Dniester, lies the village of Czernelica, with ruins of a strongly fortified castle, which served as the residence of John Sobieski during his campaigns against the Turks.
In the following year they concluded a peace with the zamorin and were allowed to build a fortified factory on the north bank of the Kallayi river, which was however again, and finally, abandoned in 1525.
Russia, and the remainder (mere fortified posts) in the Asiatic dominions.
As a precaution against Tatar invasions he founded fortified towns on his southern frontiers - Tambov, Kozlov, Penza and Simbirsk; but when the Don Cossacks offered him Azov, which they had captured from the Turks, and a National Assembly, convoked for the purpose of considering the question, were in favour of accepting it as a means of increasing Russian influence on the Black Sea, he decided that the town should be restored to the sultan, much to the disappointment of its captors.
The Tatars of the Bug, of the Crimea and of the Kuban were liberated from the suzerainty of the Porte; Azov, Kinburn and all the fortified places of the Crimea were ceded to Russia; the Bosphorus and Dardanelles were opened to Russian merchant vessels; and Russian ambassadors obtained the right to intervene in favour of the inhabitants of the Danubian principalities.
59), he ordered Batum to be transformed into a fortified naval port, but in the Balkan Peninsula he persistently refrained, under a good deal of provocation, from any intervention that might lead to a European war.
The Moslem peasantry now flocked to the fortified towns and civil war began.
The handsome château of the counts of Thun (built in 1667-73 and restored in 1788), which occupies a rocky height above the town, was at one time fortified, and was a place of some importance during the Seven Years' War.
Why was it more strongly fortified than any other post?
When that passionate young prince, in revenge for a fancied wrong, resolved to drive the English out of Bengal, his first step was to occupy the fortified factory at Cossimbazar, and make prisoners of Hastings and his companions.
The manner of their arrangement seems to indicate clearly that they were intended to be fortified habitations, not tombs or temples.
They carried on hostilities with such success that they soon made themselves masters of the whole of the open country, and drove the Turks and Mussulman population to take refuge in the fortified cities.
During the insurrection which followed, the usual barbarities were committed on both sides; the Christians betook themselves to the mountains, and the Mussulman peasants crowded into the fortified towns.
1 Fortified with remarkable powers, some of which far exceed the known tolerance of Persian kings, he began wide-sweeping marriage reforms; but the record ceases abruptly (vii.-x.).
He had already made Jerusalem his capital and fortified the Temple mount: the Syrian garrisons had already been withdrawn with the exception of those of the Akra and Bethzur.
In height, are fortified by nine towers, one of which is a prison for both civil and ecclesiastical offenders.
GORINCHEM, or Gorcum, a fortified town of Holland in the province of South Holland, on the right bank of the Merwede at the confluence of the Linge, 16 m.
Gorinchem possesses several interesting old houses, and overlooking the river are some fortified gateways of the 17th century.
Originally a Turkish fortified post, Izmail had by the end of the 18th century grown into a place of 30,000 inhabitants.
Timidity was fortified by pride, and even the success of my pen discouraged the trial of my voice."
N., is another fortified mansion, which is still inhabited.
Once strongly fortified, it is now surrounded by wide boulevards, and new quarters have grown up on its outskirts.