Ramparts sentence example

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  • The immense mud ramparts still stand.
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  • In 1865 the last vestiges of its ramparts were removed, and since that date,.
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  • Several old houses, some remains of the medieval ramparts and the Tour de l'Horloge, an ancient gateway, are also preserved.
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  • Only its massive outer walls, towers and ramparts are left.
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  • The town consists of an old and a new part, and is surrounded by ramparts which have been converted into promenades.
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  • Probably no town in the kingdom has a nobler group of public buildings than those in Cathays Park, which also commands a view of the castle ramparts and the old keep. On opposite sides of a fine avenue are the assize courts and new town hall (with municipal offices), which are both in the Renaissance style.
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  • The cities, exposed to pillage by Huns in the north and Saracens in the south, and ravaged on the coast by Norse pirates, asserted their right to enclose themselves with walls, and taught their burghers the use of arms. Within the circuit of their ramparts, the bishops already began to exercise authority in rivalry with the counts, to whom, since the days of Theodoric, had been entrusted the government of the Italian burghs.
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  • In the islet of Lele, close to Kusaie, at the eastern extremity of Micronesia, the ruins present the appearance of a citadel with cyclopean ramparts built of large basaltic blocks.
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  • It preserves remains of ramparts, a stronghold of the 16th century flanked by cylindrical towers, and a sculptured gateway of the 15th century.
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  • They consist of a double line of ramparts, of which the outer measures more than 1600 yds.
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  • It is surrounded by boulevards occupying the site of its ramparts, and is well provided with fountains, public squares and gardens planted with fine plane-trees.
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  • A similar road, the Via di Circonvallazione a Mare, was laid out in 18 93189S on the site of the outer ramparts, and skirts the seafront from the Piazza Cavour to the mouth of the Bisagno, thence ascending the right bank to the Ponte Pila.
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  • According to some, he leapt his horse from the ramparts, and alighted uninjured, though the horse was killed by the fall; others say that he was prevented from joining his comrades, and discovered the treachery while waiting without the gate.
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  • The old ramparts and bastions (excluding the circuit of the citadel of 1591, now in great part demolished, in the south-east) make an enceinte of about 41 m., but the enclosed area is not all occupied by streets and houses.
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  • The town is surrounded by avenues, which occupy the site of the ancient ramparts, remains of which are to be seen on the north side.
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  • Since that year the ramparts have been levelled and their site occupied by public promenades and gardens.
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  • The forts and part of the ramparts were demolished at the beginning of the 10th century, when a line of forts occupying the heights of Bu Zarea (at an elevation of 1300 ft.
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  • The city consists of the old inner town, the former ramparts of which have been converted into promenades, and the newer outer town and suburbs.
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  • (a) In Burma, as in many other countries, those who die a violent death are held to haunt the place where they met their fate; consequently when a town is built living men are interred beneath the ramparts and the pillars of the gates.
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  • Under the Kin dynasty the walls extended to the south-west of the Tatar portion of the present city, and the foundations of the northern ramparts of the Khan-balik of Kublai Khan are still to be traced at a distance of about 2 m.
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  • high, standing since 1676 in the Place de la Republique; the ruins of the palace of Constantine, the forum, the thermae and the remains of the Roman ramparts and of aqueducts.
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  • The line of the ramparts can be distinctly traced and at the foot of the eastern hill the remains of the ancient harbour.
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  • Picturesquely situated on the slope of a hill, the town has remains of ramparts of the 12th and 13th centuries, with ditches hewn in the rock, and several medieval buildings.
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  • The ramparts of the old town have long been converted into beautiful promenades and gardens, the moats forming a chain of lakes.
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  • The prospect from the ramparts of this fortress is one of striking picturesqueness and beauty.
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  • Hotels and villas were built in the new part of the town that sprang up outside the picturesque walled fortress, and there is quite a contrast between the part inside the heavy, half-ruined ramparts, with its narrow, steep streets and curious gable-roofed houses, its fine old church and castle and its massive town hall, and the new suburbs and fishermen's quarter facing the estuary of the Bidassoa.
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  • In 1385 the town was almost entirely destroyed by an act of incendiarism, but was subsequently rebuilt by the dukes of Savoy, who surrounded it with ramparts of which little is left.
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  • In modern times the ramparts have been demolished, and new wide streets pierced through the town.
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  • In many places the ramparts are thickly covered with jasmine and honeysuckle.
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  • These ramparts are ascribed by architectural authorities to the Herodian period.
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  • His chief exploits during the war were his defence of the wounded Sarpedon, his fight with Ajax, son of Telamon (his particular enemy), and the storming of the Greek ramparts.
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  • It has wide and regular streets, flanked by numerous gabled houses, and is surrounded by pleasant promenades on the site of its old ramparts.
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  • they could only be prevailed on to man the walls by the savour of extempore cook-shops distributed along the ramparts.
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  • About 274 the emperor Aurelian surrounded it with ramparts.
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  • Between them lie two great forts, that of Friedrichsburg on an island in the Pregel and that of the Kaserne Kronprinz on the east of the town, both within the environing ramparts.
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  • to the west, is a large and very complete vitrified fort with ramparts.
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  • regular and continuous mounds that resemble ramparts.
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  • To the right is another park, the Acquasola, laid out in 1837 on the site of the old ramparts.
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  • It consists of the town proper, and of the five suburbs of Friedrichstadt, Wilhelmstadt, Neustadt, Sudenburg and Buckau; the last four are separated from the town by the ramparts and glacis, but are all included within the new line of advanced bastions, while Friedrichstadt lies on the right bank of the river.
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  • The curious carvings and ramparts, at Burghead on the coast of Elgin, and the underground stone houses locally called "wheems," in which Roman fragments have been found, may represent the native forms of dwelling, &c., and some of the "Late Celtic" metal-work may belong to this age.
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  • It has the rare feature of a complete series of ramparts surrounding it.
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  • Amiens was once a place of great strength, and still possesses a citadel of the end of the 16th century, but the ramparts which surrounded it have been replaced by boulevards, bordered by handsome residences.
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  • A few courses of the ancient ramparts appear under the double enceinte of the surviving medieval fortress.
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  • The former ramparts between the Trave and the old town ditch have been converted into promenades.
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  • The general plan is that of rectangular squares, except at the western extremity of the old city and its union with the newer or extra-mural city, on the line of the old ramparts, known as Calle de la Ciudadela.
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  • Hardly any remains of its once extensive ramparts and towers are now to be seen; but the castle, founded by William the Conqueror and completed by Henry I., is still employed as barracks, though in a greatly altered condition.
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  • It consists of the town proper, which is regularly built and surrounded with promenades on the site of the old ramparts, and of three suburbs.
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  • The ramparts of the old town can still be traced for a long distance, and there are fragments of two moles, of the theatre and of a gate.
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  • The town is surrounded by walls, and outside these again by ramparts, now in great measure turned into promenades, and has extensive suburbs partly lying on the left bank of the river.
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  • Remains of the ramparts and four old gates are also preserved.
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  • The strong fortifications which, with ramparts, bastions and wet ditches, formerly entirely surrounded the city, were removed on the north and west sides in 1895-1896, the trenches filled in, and the area thus freed laid out on a spacious plan.
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  • These are strongly marked about Broaddus Lake and the curved ramparts of the Castles on the Rhine.
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  • Of these, the Tour de Constance, built by Louis IX., is the most interesting; it commands the northwestern angle of the ramparts, and contains two circular, vaulted chambers, used as prisons for Protestants after the revocation of the edict of Nantes.
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  • Its ramparts and fine buildings were partly destroyed by the Alamanni and Visigoths, and partly ruined by the erections of the middle ages.
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  • A circle of boulevards occupies the site of the old ramparts, fragments of which still remain.
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  • Its fortifications were destroyed by the French after Marengo (1799); the ramparts are now turned into shady promenades.
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  • inland, rise ramparts of hills shutting off the interior.
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  • In the south the drainage is to the Atlantic, chiefly through the Orange River, in the north to the Indian Ocean through the Zambezi, Limpopo and other streams. A large number of smaller rivers rise on the outer slopes of the mountain ramparts and flow direct to the sea.
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  • The most attractive feature of the town is the Promenade du Chatellier on the site of the old ramparts.
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  • The town was surrounded with ramparts in 1539, but the fortifications of the Kronwerk were not constructed till the end of the 17th century.
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  • Though never seriously excavated, it contains plentiful visible traces of its Roman period - part of the ramparts, the site of an amphitheatre, and many inscriptions, sculptured stones, &c., in the local museum.
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  • Spread out on a perfectly flat plain, Podgoritsa has two distinct parts: the picturesque Turkish quarter, with its mosques and ruined ramparts, and the Montenegrin quarter, built since 1877, and containing a prison and an agricultural college.
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  • Behind the bluffs that form in large part its immediate border its basin is a rolling country, at times sinking into great dead levels like the Yukon flats between Circle City and the Lower Ramparts, some 30,000 sq.
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  • The ramparts are strengthened by two massive towers containing an inclined plane on which horses and carriages may ascend.
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  • The first considerable settlement around the fort sprang up in 1760; it was composed of two groups of houses and cabins, the " lower town," near the fort's ramparts; and the " upper town," built chiefly along the banks of the Monongahela, and extending as far as the present Market Street.
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  • Fort Pitt was one of the important objective points of Pontiac's conspiracy (1763), and as soon as the intentions of the Indians became evident, Captain Simeon Ecuyer, the Swiss officer in command of the garrison (which then numbered about 330), had the houses outside the ramparts levelled and prepared for a siege.
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  • Towards the land the city is surrounded by a semicircular fosse or canal, and was at one time regularly fortified; but the ramparts have been demolished and are replaced by fine gardens and houses, and only one gateway, the Muiderpoort, is still standing.
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  • The present building, with its rock-hewn fosses and massive ramparts, was constructed by Don Pedro de Toledo at the command of Charles V.
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  • Ibn-Haukal, an Arabian traveller of the 10th century, describes Balkh as built of clay, with ramparts and six gates, and extending half a parasang.
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  • Two ramparts, known as Trajan's wall, can be discerned, one on either side of the railway from Cernavoda to Constantza; and there were bridges over the Danube at Turnu Severin and Turnu Magurele.
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  • Its ancient ramparts have been destroyed, and it is now surrounded by boulevards, outside which run branches of the Therain.
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  • Remains of the ancient ramparts flanked by towers are still to be seen.
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  • There are also remains of the old ramparts and aqueducts, of a square tower called the Temple of Janus, of a theatre and of an amphitheatre.
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  • Northwards the Karroo (q.v.) is bounded by the ramparts of the great inner tableland, of which only a comparatively small portion is in Cape Colony.
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  • Avignon is still encircled by the ramparts built by the popes in the 14th century, which offer one of the finest examples of medieval fortification in existence.
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  • The life of the town is almost confined to the Place de l'Hotel de Ville and the Cours de la Republique, which leads out of it and extends to the ramparts.
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  • There are remains of ramparts (15th and 16th centuries) and several old houses of the 16th century.
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  • It is traversed by the Leine canal, which separates the Altstadt from the Neustadt and from Masch, and is surrounded by ramparts, which are planted with lime-trees and form an agreeable promenade.
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  • It was to the ramparts of Constantine that the city owed its.
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  • Still, the ramparts extending now from the Marmora to Tekfour Serai are to all intents and purposes the ruins of the Theodosian walls of the 5th century.
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  • (4) The great breach made in the ramparts crossing the valley of the Lycus, the scene of the severest fighting in the siege of 1453, where the Turks stormed the city, and the last Byzantine emperor met his heroic death.
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  • Until 1863 it was enclosed by walls and ramparts, and a strong fort, the Castillo de la Mola, still crowns the heights of Urgull.
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  • of the Euphrates are other ramparts and the remains of the ancient Borsippa.
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  • Moreover, the two-walls - Imgur-Bel, the inner wall, and Nimitti-Bel, the outer - which enclosed the city proper on the site of the older Babylon have been confused with the outer ramparts (enclosing the whole of Nebuchadrezzar's city), the remains of which can still be traced to the east.
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  • Gardens and promenades have now taken the place of the old ramparts, the last of which was levelled in 1853.
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  • The former, situated on the top of the hill, is of comparatively small extent, and forms almost a parallelogram, surrounded by ramparts of the 13th century, and, outside them, by boulevards, and entered by ancient gateways.
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  • It contains several good streets, some of which are, however, very steep. A main street, named successively rue de la Lampe, St Nicolas and Grande rue, extends from the bridge across the Liane to the promenade by the side of the ramparts.
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  • The larger fort with several ramparts was a din, where the ri (chieftain) lived and kept his hostages if he had subreguli.
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  • The residences within enclosing ramparts did not consist of one house with several apartments, but every room was a separate house.
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  • The eastern rivers cut their way through the ramparts of the high land by magnificent gorges amidst dense forest, and descend by a succession of rapids and cataracts.
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  • from the shore, and still defended by ramparts.
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  • The fosses have been filled up and the ramparts in part levelled to make way, as the suburbs extended, for avenues stretching out on all sides.
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  • A column rushing forward with charged bayonets almost seemed to reach the enemy's ramparts, but then to melt away.
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  • defended by ditches and ramparts.
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  • The inevitable suspicion arose that this might be a triple-decker CIA cake with Ian Fleming icing to somehow entrap Ramparts.
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  • glacis ramparts are most common, they tend to supersede revetments during later phases of construction.
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  • guns mounted upon the ramparts.
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  • moonlit sky, their torches forming a circle of fire on the ancient ramparts.
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  • At present there are only two guns mounted upon the ramparts.
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  • The guards conferred for a moment before one disappeared from the ramparts and emerged a few moments later at a small postern.
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  • Overlooking the village are the ruined ramparts of the Castelo dos Mouros, a fort dating from the 8th Century.
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  • Others will enjoy shopping in the old town or walking the 15th century town ramparts.
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  • The northern ramparts of which can be seen clearly from the road.
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  • Its massive ramparts still have the power to impress.
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  • Massive turf ramparts of the Antonine Wall above Kilsyth Too long or in a hurry?
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  • Don't forget to listen out for the gun fired every day at 1 pm from the castle ramparts.
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  • ramparts of an old hill fort are present.
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  • ramparts of a disused castle.
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  • Seen here is heather moorland on the slopes of Foel Fenlli, the ramparts of the Iron Age hillfort just breaking the skyline.
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  • spatter ramparts (splatter ramparts according to one student!
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  • The fronds of towering palm trees jostle for position above the medieval ramparts where nesting storks colonize each vacant turret.
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  • From the ramparts of Edinburgh Castle and ghostly medieval alleys to enchanting waterside walkways.
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  • The pope and other sovereigns donated vast sums for this new bulwark of Christianity, but, as its ramparts grew in strength, the knights were slow to seek the enemy in his own waters, and became false to their traditional strategy as a naval power.
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  • Just within the walls there is a considerable belt of open ground, and in many places the ramparts are thickly covered with jasmine and honeysuckle.
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  • Do n't forget to listen out for the gun fired every day at 1 pm from the castle ramparts.
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  • To the north of the hill the ramparts of an old hill fort are present.
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  • I sat on the ramparts of a disused castle.
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  • A remarkable example of the transition from fissure eruptions and spatter ramparts (splatter ramparts according to one student !
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  • When she should have been singing about ramparts so gallantly streaming, she fell back on the words to an early verse (sort of): "what so proudly we watched at the twilight's last reaming."
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  • Today, this 16th century fortress is a national monument and visitors can climb over its ramparts and tour its well-preserved living quarters.
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  • Except on the south side all the streets debouch on the promenade, which forms a circle round the town on the site of the old ramparts.
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  • In the i 5th century its walls and ramparts (still extant) were renewed under the direction of Fra Giocondo, two of the gates being built by the Lombardi.
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  • Formerly it was fortified, but after the change in the defensive system of Belgium in 1858 the fortress was dismantled and its ramparts superseded by boulevards.
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  • Till the 13th century the Crimea was known to European travellers as Gazaria; the "ramparts of the Khazars" are still distinguished in the Ukraine; and the record of their dominion survives in the names of Kazarek, Kazaritshi, Kazarinovod, Kozar-owka, Kozari, and perhaps in Kazan.
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  • It is surrounded by ramparts, and commanded by a citadel.
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  • The prophetic thought is that the daughter (population) of Zion shall not be saved by her present rulers or defensive strength; she must come down from her bulwarks and dwell in the open field; there, and not within her proud ramparts, Yahweh will grant deliverance from her enemies.
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  • The demolition of the ramparts of Old Calais was followed by the construction of a new circle of defences, embracing both the old and new quarters, and strengthened by a deep moat.
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  • The original town walls were replaced by ramparts in 1550, and the citadel was built a few years later.
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  • Stonehenge, the greatest surviving megalithic work in the British Isles, is a mile and a half distant; and on a hill near the village is Vespasian's Camp or the Ramparts, a large earthwork, which is undoubtedly of British, not Roman, origin.
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  • But such attacks were rare and isolated and were not intended to effect a breach in the solid ramparts of the medieval Church, but rather to exhibit the ingenuity of the critic. In the libraries collected under humanistic influences the patristic writers, both Latin and Greek, and the scholastic doctors are conspicuous.
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  • The line of the ancient ramparts, demolished in 1830, is now only marked by the Singel, or outer canal, which surrounds the oldest part of the city, with pleasant gardens and promenades laid out on the inside.
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  • It consists of an old town with narrow and irregular streets and the remains of a fortress and ramparts, and a new town which possesses regular and spacious streets and many fine houses.
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  • Above, on the western side, and partly lying on the site of the old ramparts, is the residential quarter, consisting mainly of villas and commanding a fine prospect of the Oder valley.
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  • Gardens and promenades have taken the place of the old ramparts, and on the south the city is bounded by the Frederiks and the Flora parks, between which runs the fine avenue called the Dreef, leading to the Haarlemmer Hout or wood.
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  • The northern and oldest portion of the ramparts dates from the 13th century; the single gateway by which they are pierced is on the south and is a good example of the military architecture of the 15th century.
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  • Omar was held in check by the mud Expedi- ramparts of Missolonghi; but Dramali, after exacting Lion of fearful vengeance for the massacre of the Turkish Dramali, garrison of the Acropolis at Athens, crossed the 1822.
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  • mile was the forest of Soignies with great numbers of stags, red and roe deer, that were hunted on horseback even under the ramparts of the town.
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  • But the ramparts were long ago demolished; only natives, Malays, Arabs and Chinese live here, and the great European houses have either fallen into decay or been converted into magazines and warehouses.
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  • General Daendels, who was governor from 1808 to 1811, caused the ramparts of the town to be demolished, and began to form the nucleus of a new city at Weltevreden.
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  • Formerly a strong fortress, Maastricht is still a considerable garrison town, but its ramparts were dismantled in 1871-1878.
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  • In the 11th century the area was enclosed by earthen ramparts, with bastions and gateways; but of these the only surviving remnant is the Golden Gate.
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  • It is a walled town regularly laid out, built by the French on the site of the Roman Ruscurium, the western ramparts of which may still be seen.
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  • The ramparts, which enclose the city on all sides except towards the port (where they were demolished in 1872), have a circuit of a little more than 4 m.
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  • in height, stands on the former southern ramparts of the inner town, close to the Kreuzkirche.
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  • It had ramparts of turf, barrack-rooms of wood, and a headquarters building, storehouse and bath in stone: it stands a few yards back from the wall.
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  • Rough Castle, near Falkirk, is very much smaller; it is remarkable for the astonishing strength of its turf-built and earthen ramparts and ravelins, and for a remarkable series of defensive pits, reminiscent of Caesar's lilia at Alesia, plainly intended to break an enemy's charge, and either provided with stakes to impale the assailant or covered over with hurdles or the like to deceive him.
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  • Its ramparts are of stone, and its north rampart coincides with the great wall of Hadrian.
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  • Further, that the tribes were not normally of a migratory character, as Strabo seems to imply, is shown by the existence of sanctuaries of immemorial age and by frontier ramparts such as that raised by the Angrivarii against the Cherusci.
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  • Inside the ramparts the town lies rather cramped, with narrow, crooked streets, badly drained and dirty; the houses are generally built of dark grey volcanic stone with flat roofs, the general aspect, owing to the absence of trees, being somewhat gloomy.
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  • Barcelona was formerly surrounded by a strong line of ramparts, and defended, or more correctly, overawed by a citadel on the north-east, erected in 1715 by Philip V.; but these fortifications being felt as a painful restriction on the natural development of the city, were, in spite of the opposition of the central government, finally abolished by the local authorities in 1845.
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  • The walls of the moat were utilized for the cellars of the houses which soon occupied the site of the ramparts, and the ground, which had been covered by the citadel, was laid out in gardens.
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  • Some of the old fortifications of the town remain, but the ramparts and ditches have been laid out as promenades.
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  • The older city, including both the Zealand and Amager portions, was formerly surrounded by a complete line of ramparts and moats; but pleasant boulevards and gardens now occupy the westward or landward site of fortifications.
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  • The same afternoon the guards in the streets and on the ramparts were doubled; on the following morning the gates of the city were closed, powder and bullets were distributed among the city train-bands, who were bidden to be in readiness when the alarm bell called them, and cavalry was massed on the environs of the city.
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  • It was formerly fortified, but all the ramparts (save the Fort Carre, built by Vauban) have now been demolished, and a new town is rising on their site.
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