rampart


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"Let us not question the motives of the Philistine," interrupted Abel-Phittim' "for to-day we profit for the first time by his avarice or by his generosity; but rather let us hurry to the ramparts, lest offerings should be wanting for that altar whose fire the rains of heaven can not extinguish, and whose pillars of smoke no tempest can turn aside."
The god Phoebus, who is a true god, has been charioted for an hour-and were you not to be on the ramparts by sunrise?
"There would be a little better chance by night, but even then the ramparts are well guarded; possibly better than by day.
From here on for four miles to the outer ramparts our way will be beset by countless dangers.
I have," replied the duke, "a way of descending from the ramparts."
It was really March; but it was April in its mild air, brisk soft wind, and bright sun, occasionally clouded for a minute; and everything looked so beautiful under the influence of such a sky, the effects of the shadows pursuing each other on the ships at Spithead and the island beyond, with the ever-varying hues of the sea, now at high water, dancing in its glee and dashing against the ramparts with so fine a sound, produced altogether such a combination of charms for Fanny, as made her gradually almost careless of the circumstances under which she felt them.
Already had the vicomte arrived within pistol-shot of the ramparts, when a discharge was poured upon him that enshrouded him in fire and smoke.
They are certainly anterior to the formation of craters and circles, for several have introduced themselves by breaking through their circular ramparts. Thus it may be that, contemporary with the later geological epochs, they are due to the expansion of natural forces.
The storm had died down now to a gentle breeze, which wafted to his ears the long-drawn stirring bugle-calls which sounded from the ancient ramparts.
Mark also the mighty ramparts which are pierced by the three water-gates, and sixteen others to the landward side."
They have said that blocks for the building of the guard room and rampart appear to come from further afield than the red sandstone quarry which stands at the foot of the hill.
Professor Lock said: "We have uncovered a guard chamber made from big blocks of stone and then the outer rampart ditch.