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bastion

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1 Defensive projection, usually canted on plan and with battered sides, at an angle of a fortress from which the ground in front of ramparts may be viewed and raked with fire.

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casemate

Overview page. Subjects: Architecture — Warfare and Defence.

1 In fortifications, a vaulted and blast-resistant chamber with an embrasure in the outer wall, used as a gun-emplacement. It is usually within the general constructions...

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caulk

Overview page. Subjects: Warfare and Defence — Architecture.

Means by which joints in, e.g., log-built houses are made watertight with oakum, resin, and pitch.

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CHERN, Cyril (<i>born</i> 1946), barrister, architect and arbitrator

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Reference Entry. Subjects: History of Law; Law; Courts and Procedure; Military History; Maritime History; Naval Forces and Warfare; History of Architecture; Architecture; Individual Architects and Architectural Firms. 247 words.

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glacis

Overview page. Subjects: Architecture — Warfare and Defence.

1 Steep slope of ground falling from one level to another in a landscaped garden.

2 The same, sloping from the bottom of a fortress wall or from the top...

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parade

Overview page. Subjects: Architecture — Warfare and Defence.

1 Place (parade-ground) where troops assemble for parade.

2 Level space forming the interior or enclosed area of a fortification.

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quonset

Overview page. Subjects: Warfare and Defence — Architecture.

ˈkwänsǝt

trademark a building made of corrugated metal and having a semicircular cross section.

World War II: named after Quonset Point, Rhode Island, where such huts were...

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RAWSON, Kenneth John (<i>born</i> 1926), consultant; Professor and Head of Department of Design and Technology, 1983–89, Dean of Education and Design, 1983–89, Brunel University

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Reference Entry. Subjects: Military History; Maritime History; Naval Forces and Warfare; History of Engineering and Technology; Engineering and Technology; Social and Cultural History; Education; Organization and Management of Education; History of Architecture; Architecture; Individual Architects and Architectural Firms. 184 words.

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redoubt

Overview page. Subjects: Architecture — Warfare and Defence.

1 Inner last retreat in a fortification.

2 Fieldwork or outwork enclosed on all sides, of square or polygonal shape, set beyond the glacis, known as a det...

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sally-port

Overview page. Subjects: Warfare and Defence — Architecture.

Postern-or side-gate, or a subterranean passage, between the inner and outer works of a fortification, used for the defenders to sally from or pass through.

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