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Definitionsomething that offers protection — especially a defensive wall or embankment, or a sea wall
or (especially in classic literature): the part of a ship's side that is above the upper deck
- Both of these expressions Mrs. Crupp considered actionable, and had expressed her intention of bringing before a 'British Judy' — meaning, it was supposed, the bulwark of our national liberties.Chapters 34-36 (45% in)
- But a great cry, which was audible even above the wind and water, rose from the shore at this moment; the sea, sweeping over the rolling wreck, made a clean breach, and carried men, spars, casks, planks, bulwarks, heaps of such toys, into the boiling surge.Chapters 55-57 (31% in)
- A sight at once so beautiful, so mournful, and so hopeful, as the glorious ship, lying, still, on the flushed water, with all the life on board her crowded at the bulwarks, and there clustering, for a moment, bare-headed and silent, I never saw.Chapters 55-57 (98% in)
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