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blockhouse

Overview page. Subjects: Warfare and Defence.

N. a building constructed for military defense, made of logs, stone, or other sturdy material, with loopholes for firing weapons and observation. It is usually square or angular and is...

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blockhouse

Overview page. Subjects: Archaeology.

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1 Type of early Iron Age structure found in Shetland, rectangular in ground plan, three storeys high, heavily built, with a central passage at ground floor level,...

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blockhouse

Overview page. Subjects: Warfare and Defence.

N. a building constructed for military defense, made of logs, stone, or other sturdy material, with loopholes for firing weapons and observation. It is usually square or angular and is...

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blockhouse

Timothy Darvill.

in The Concise Oxford Dictionary of Archaeology

January 2008; p ublished online January 2009 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Archaeology. 176 words.

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1 Type of early Iron Age structure found in Shetland, rectangular in ground plan, three storeys high, heavily built,

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blockhouse

in The Oxford Essential Dictionary of the U.S. Military

January 2001; p ublished online January 2002 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Military History. 38 words.

n. a building constructed for military defense, made of logs, stone, or other sturdy material, with loopholes for firing weapons

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block-house

James Stevens Curl and Susan Wilson.

in The Oxford Dictionary of Architecture

January 2015; p ublished online May 2015 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Architecture. 12 words.

Structure, frequently of timber, often for defensive purposes, constructed of logs.

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block-house

James Stevens Curl.

in A Dictionary of Architecture and Landscape Architecture

January 2006; p ublished online January 2006 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Architecture. 12 words.

Structure, frequently of timber, often for defensive purposes, constructed of logs.

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blockhouse <i>n.</i> (<i>UK Und.</i>)

Jonathon Green.

in Green's Dictionary of Slang

January 2010; p ublished online January 2011 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Language Reference. 185 words.

a prison.

1624 J. Smith Virginiana in Quinn New American World (1979) 338: To stop the disorders of

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blockhouse <i>v.</i> (<i>UK Und.</i>)

Jonathon Green.

in Green's Dictionary of Slang

January 2010; p ublished online January 2011 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Language Reference. 47 words.

to imprison.

1865 Leaves from Diary of Celebrated Burglar 41/2: Perish me blind, Mag, there wasn't a bit of paper

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pillbox

Richard Holmes.

in The Oxford Companion to Military History

January 2001; p ublished online January 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Military History. 141 words.

Term for a cylindrical fortification, first used in the Second Boer War, when many British blockhouses were circular.

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Cremera

Overview page. Subjects: Classical Studies.

Stream flowing past Veii to join the Tiber at Fidenae. Three hundred members of the Fabian clan perished on its banks (477 bc), after establishing a blockhouse from which to raid Veientine...

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Fort Niagara

Overview page. Subjects: Warfare and Defence.

A fort on the southern shore of Lake Ontario, in New York. The fort was built in 1729 on the site of a blockhouse that had been built in 1679 ...

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Escape

Steven R. Schwankert.

in Poseidon

October 2013; p ublished online May 2014 .

Chapter. Subjects: Asian History. 4793 words.

The men in Poseidon’s forward torpedo compartment were lucky, and not just because they were still alive. When the submarine came to rest on the Gulf of Pechihli’s muddy bottom, the...

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British Military Sites from Albany to Crown Point

David R. Starbuck.

in The Oxford Handbook of Historical Archaeology

P ublished online October 2014 .

Article. Subjects: History and Theory of Archaeology. 5181 words.

British forces on the frontier of eighteenth-century North America faced potent adversaries in the form of French armies and forts, often accompanied by their Native American allies. The...

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Constantine John Phipps

Overview page. Subjects: World History.

(1744–1792),

English explorer who led an expedition to find the Northwest Passage. Constantine John Phipps, later the second Lord Mulgrave, was an officer of the Royal Navy. His...

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South African War

Overview page. Subjects: Contemporary History (Post 1945) — History of the Americas.

(1899–1902)

Also known as the Boer War, it was a colonial war in which the British tried to extend their rule from the Cape Colony and Natal to include the independent Afrikaner...

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Boer Wars

Stephen M. Miller.

in Military History

P ublished online October 2016 .

Article. Subjects: Military History; Pre-20th Century Warfare; First World War; Second World War; Post-WW2 Military History. 10574 words.

In an effort to bring political and economic rationalization to South Africa, the British pursued a plan of confederation. An important step toward accomplishing that goal was the...

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Butler, Thomas C.

Frank N. Schubert.

in Africana: The Encyclopedia of the African and African American Experience, Second Edition

January 2005 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: History. 624 words.

Born in Baltimore, Maryland, C. Thomas Butler studied for the priesthood at a Jesuit college in Annapolis but went to sea before completing his preparation. After an 1887 shipwreck off...

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New York

Graham Russell Gao Hodges.

in Encyclopedia of African American History, 1619-1895: From the Colonial Period to the Age of Frederick Douglass

January 2006 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: History. 3173 words.

African Americans played a key role in the political economy and society of the colony and state of New York from the first settlement until the abolition of slavery in 1827 and...

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