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You can fill that trench with your own men and enfilade the trenches to its right with their own machine guns.
The young man turned quickly round, for this attack could not have come from the bastion, which was hidden by the angle of the trench.
There were two means of gaining his object--to search him on the spot, or to carry him away, making a buckler of his body, and search him in the trench.
D'Artagnan regained the trench, and threw the corpse beside the wounded man, who was as pale as death.
He consequently kept it as a piece of evidence, and being in safety behind the angle of the trench, he began to interrogate the wounded man.
Towards evening the trench was dug one yard deeper.
When it floated they towed it so as to bring it above the immense trench made on the level of the water-line.
Thus, then, did we sit and hold sad talk with one another, I on the one side of the trench with my sword held over the blood, and the ghost of my comrade saying all this to me from the other side.
Stand back from the trench and withdraw your sword that I may drink of the blood and answer your questions truly.
Now in the twilight when it was not yet dawn, chosen bands of the Achaeans were gathered round the pyre and built one barrow that was raised in common for all, and hard by this they built a high wall to shelter themselves and their ships; they gave it strong gates that there might be a way through them for their chariots, and close outside it they dug a trench deep and wide, and they planted it within with stakes.
See you not how the Achaeans have built a wall about their ships and driven a trench all round it, without offering hecatombs to the gods?
Don't forget that it also appears as the lining of its iconic water-repellent trench coats.