Reference > Brewer’s Dictionary > Counterforts,

 Countercheck Quarrelsome (The).Counter-jumper. 
CONTENTS · BIBLIOGRAPHIC RECORD
E. Cobham Brewer 1810–1897. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898.
 
Counterforts,
 
in permanent fortification. The sides of ditches strengthened interiorly by buttresses some fifteen or eighteen feet apart. (See REVETMENTS.)   1
 


 Countercheck Quarrelsome (The).Counter-jumper. 

 
Loading

Shakespeare · Bible · Strunk · Anatomy · Nonfiction · Quotations · Reference · Fiction · Poetry
© 1993–2015 Bartleby.com · [Top 150] · Subjects · Titles · Authors · World Lit.