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1) abatis. The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language: Fourth Edition. 2000.
...Old French abateis; akin to abattre, to throw down. See abate....

2) 717. Defense. Mawson, C.O. Sylvester. 1922. Roget s International Thesaurus of English Words and Phrases
...[S. Africa], sangar [India]; barrier, barricade; boom; portcullis, chevaux de frise [F.]; abatis or abattis, barbed wire entanglements, vallum [Rom. antiq.], circumvallation,...

3) Chapter XXII. Grant, Ulysses S. 1885–86. Personal Memoirs
...from the intrenchments. The limbs had been trimmed and pointed, and thus formed an abatis in front of the greater part of the line. Outside of this intrenched line,...

4) Chapter III. Rhodes, James Ford. 1917. History of the Civil War, 1861-1865
...a winding line of intrenchments nearly two miles in length, protected at certain points with abatis. These intrenchments were occupied by the Confederates, whose...

5) Chapter XX. Grant, Ulysses S. 1885–86. Personal Memoirs
...the last moment enabled the National forces to pick their way without hinderance through the abatis—the only artificial defence the enemy had. The moment the camp...

6) Chapter LXIV. Grant, Ulysses S. 1885–86. Personal Memoirs
...the morning. 22 At that hour Parke s and Wright s corps moved out as directed, brushed the abatis from their front as they advanced under a heavy fire of musketry...

7) Chapter LXI. Grant, Ulysses S. 1885–86. Personal Memoirs
...two o clock on the following morning was up within two miles of the fort with a respectable abatis in front of his line. His artillery was all landed on that day,...

8) Chapter LVII. Grant, Ulysses S. 1885–86. Personal Memoirs
...of Burnside to support him when he went in. All were to clear off the parapets and the abatis in their front so as to leave the space as open as possible, and be...

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