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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 of a trench, so that it presents a clear view for defenders and gunners.

3 Sloping upper surface of a battlement, cope, cornice, or parapet to promote the descent of rainwater.

Subjects: Architecture — Warfare and Defence.


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