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  • Edoc'sil, 'Unconquerable,' was the name of this bastion, for the mountain is so steep none may reach the top unless they can fly.†   (source)
  • Lanre's allies had brought about the ruin of the last bastions of the empire.†   (source)
  • Boca Raton was a wealthy Republican bastion largely populated with recent arrivals from New Jersey and New York.†   (source)
  • Hull House had become a bastion of progressive thought inhabited by strong-willed young women, "interspersed," as one visitor put it, "with earnest-faced, self-subordinating and mild-mannered men who slide from room to room apologetically."†   (source)
  • Even the National Restaurant Association, a corporate bastion of the old mindset, now acknowledges the change.†   (source)
  • (Safely behind the bastion of MAMA) That's right—look out, now†   (source)
  • Cracked cement ramparts, a less than mighty bastion, swamp cooler overflow, drool down the battlement.†   (source)
  • Amagiri has just dropped nine hundred soldiers at Vila, on nearby Kolombangara Island, and is racing back to the Japanese bastion at Rabaul, New Guinea, before dawn will allow American bombers to find and destroy her.†   (source)
  • The Rooms, so close by the guard's station, were bastions of propriety.†   (source)
  • And Wall Street, certain firms in that originally WASP financial bastion, at any rate.†   (source)
  • Murders happened everywhere, but Soho was an arty bastion for the young and struggling who more often debated their disagreements over tiny glasses of cheap wine or cups of cafe Oil, watercolor, and compu artists hawked their wares on corners and in storefronts, competing with food vendors who promised hybrid fruits, iced yogurts, or vegetable purees uncontaminated by preservatives.†   (source)
  • An ancient bastion of unspeakable power.†   (source)
  • Growing to adulthood in this bastion of liberalism and democracy, Socrates somehow developed a set of values and beliefs that would put him at odds with most of his fellow Athenians.†   (source)
  • Her walls were higher than Yunkai's and in better repair, studded with bastions and anchored by great defensive towers at every angle.†   (source)
  • Couldn't she know what she did to me with this concubine's speech, with those foul, priceless words which assailed like sharp spears the bastion of my own Christian gentility, with its aching repressions and restraints?†   (source)
  • — 9 Bastion West Side, famous last bulwark in the Siege of New York, was dedicated as a war memorial.†   (source)
  • "Bastion de la Hollande," she whispers, and her fingers walk down a little staircase.   (source)
    bastion = defensive fortification
  • We still hold the château and the Bastion de la Hollande.   (source)
  • Below the window, on one of the bastioned traces on the seaward side of the hotel, waits the big 88.   (source)
    bastioned = fortified
  • Nothing but what you might expect: pink, tumbled boulders with guano layered on them like icing; and a steep slope up to the shattered rocks that crowned the bastion.   (source)
    bastion = defensive fortification (like a castle wall)
  • There, where the island petered out in water, was another island; a rock, almost detached, standing like a fort, facing them across the green with one bold, pink bastion.   (source)
  • Again her fingers find the outer ramparts, the Bastion de la Hollande, the little staircase leading down.   (source)
    bastion = defensive fortification
  • Storms rinse the sky, the beaches, the streets, and a red sun dips into the sea, setting all the west-facing granite in Saint-Malo on fire, and three limousines with wrapped mufflers glide down the rue de la Crosse like wraiths, and a dozen or so German officers, accompanied by men carrying stage lights and movie cameras, climb the steps to the Bastion de la Hollande and stroll the ramparts in the cold.   (source)
  • At the first report of the Throg's Neck landing, Washington knew the Harlem Heights bastion had become a trap.   (source)
  • Despite its formidable presence high over the river, its steep, rockbound approaches, Fort Washington was, in several ways, not the impregnable bastion it seemed.   (source)
  • When finished, the large square bastion of Fort Stirling, mounting eight cannon, was expected to command the East River and New York just as Dorchester Heights commanded Boston and its harbor.   (source)
  • A newly completed bastion at Cobble Hill, below Prospect Hill and fully a half mile nearer to Boston, was described in the Providence Gazette as "the most perfect piece of fortification that the American army has constructed during the present campaign."   (source)
  • The huge bastions that encircled Boston were left standing, but only a holding force under General Ward remained to keep watch.   (source)
    bastions = defensive fortifications
  • Two armed Americans from the savage CIA roaming the halls of this bastion of the proletariat?†   (source)
  • It was worth the hazardous trip to Bastion West Side.†   (source)
  • Bastion West is owned by the D'Courtney Cartel.†   (source)
  • Now that old D'Courtney's dead, I'm going to own the cartel, which means I'll own Bastion.†   (source)
  • "If there is another way in," he said, "it's probably recessed in the rear bastion-more of an escape route than an entrance."†   (source)
  • Leaning out, he grabbed the top of the first bulwark, dragged himself onto the wall, and dropped onto the castle's lower bastion.†   (source)
  • He sprinted toward the bastion, running on fumes, gazing upward at the citadel's circular core as it shot skyward to a gargantuan, sword-wielding angel.†   (source)
  • The tunnel inclined steeply as it left the Castle St. Angelo, proceeding upward into the underside of a stone bastion that looked like a Roman aqueduct.†   (source)
  • Lincoln can clearly see that Richmond—or what's left of it—hardly resembles a genteel southern bastion.†   (source)
  • The monster army looked on in horrified disbelief as the bastion of the wizard they had come to worship as a god came crashing down.†   (source)
  • In fifty paces, with a swift bend round a jutting bastion of the cliff, it took them out of sight from the Tower.†   (source)
  • For partly in the primeval shaping of the hill, partly by the mighty craft and labour of old, there stood up from the rear of the wide court behind the Gate a towering bastion of stone, its edge sharp as a ship-keel facing east.†   (source)
  • But the thickets offered to the Riders their last hope of cover before they went into open battle; for beyond them lay the road and the plains of Anduin, while east and southwards the slopes were bare and rocky, as the writhen hills gathered themselves together and climbed up, bastion upon bastion, into the great mass and shoulders of Mindolluin.†   (source)
  • The cab hopped him to 99 Bastion West.†   (source)
  • But the final war, as usual, proved to be the next-to-the-final, and Bastion West Side's shattered buildings and gutted alleys were patched into a crazy slum by squatters.†   (source)
  • At nearly the same moment late Friday afternoon, Ben Reich and Lincoln Powell received the identical information: "Girl answering to the description of Barbara D'Courtney can be found in Chooka Frood's Fortune Act, 99 Bastion West Side."†   (source)
  • The fair taught men and women steeped only in the necessary to see that cities did not have to be dark, soiled, and unsafe bastions of the strictly pragmatic.†   (source)
  • Its eastern face stood up in three great tiers from a shelf in the mountain-wall far below; its back was to a great cliff behind, from which it jutted out in pointed bastions, one above the other, diminishing as they rose, with sheer sides of cunning masonry that looked north-east and south-east.†   (source)
  • It was among lean-to's and adaptations—past ogham stones commemorating some long-dead Deag the son of No, built into a later bastion upside down.†   (source)
  • At this point it was enlarged from the old road to its present width by cutting into the solid bastion of the rock on the far side of the gorge; and its left or western edge, looking down from the pass and the bridge, was marked and protected by a line of upright cut blocks of stone where its edge fell sheer away to the gorge.†   (source)
  • An austere emotion carried the eye upward from milk-blue roofs to the gray rock bastion above, tremendous as the Wetterhorn above Grindelwald.†   (source)
  • They saw no one, and the bastion seemed abandoned.†   (source)
  • Here at least," said Athos, pointing to the bastion, "they will not come and disturb us."†   (source)
  • At the turning of the counterscarp they found themselves within about sixty paces of the bastion.†   (source)
  • Arrived at the foot of the bastion, there were still more than a dozen of the enemy.†   (source)
  • They knew all they wished to know; the bastion was guarded.†   (source)
  • How can I go and fetch that letter under the fire of the bastion?†   (source)
  • Why, you see plainly enough we are going to the bastion.†   (source)
  • Arrived at the bastion, the four friends turned round.†   (source)
  • The matter was to ascertain, by reconnoitering, how the enemy guarded this bastion.†   (source)
  • The Rochellais had at last taken possession of the bastion.†   (source)
  • We are going, in order to win it, to remain an hour in the bastion.†   (source)
  • "Have you not taken a bastion?" said a Swiss, who was drinking rum out of beer glass.†   (source)
  • As Athos had foreseen, the bastion was only occupied by a dozen corpses, French and Rochellais.†   (source)
  • High and straight, brown and polished, merging abruptly into temples and skull, it had the effect of a bastion that protected his head from the world.†   (source)
  • But they could not get a good view of it, because the precipitous bastion curved at the top, so that the base was not easily seen and the car disappeared as it came nearer.†   (source)
  • Mr. Wilcox, uncivilised, continued to feel anger long after he had rebuilt his defences, and was again presenting a bastion to the world.†   (source)
  • A small white cloud, which had attracted Dantes' attention, crowned the summit of the bastion of the Chateau d'If.†   (source)
  • Captain Hollister availed himself of this circumstance to scramble ever the breastwork and obtain a footing in the bastion—for such was the nature of the fortress, as connected with the cave.†   (source)
  • In fact the Rochellais had made a sortie during the night, and had retaken a bastion of which the royal army had gained possession two days before.†   (source)
  • "Good morrow, brother Cap," said the Sergeant giving the military salute, as he walked, in a grave, stately manner, on the bastion.†   (source)
  • He walked to an angle of the bastion, and beheld the scout advancing, under the custody of a French officer, to the body of the fort.†   (source)
  • It would have been easy for Kirby, with his powerful frame, to have seized the moment to scale the bastion, and, with his great strength, to have sent both of its defenders in pursuit of the veteran; but hostility appeared to he the passion that the wood-chopper indulged the least in at that moment, for, in a voice that was heard by the retreating left wing, he shouted: "Hurrah well done, captain!†   (source)
  • But the skilful manner in which Dantes had handled the lugger had entirely reassured him; and then, when he saw the light plume of smoke floating above the bastion of the Chateau d'If, and heard the distant report, he was instantly struck with the idea that he had on board his vessel one whose coming and going, like that of kings, was accompanied with salutes of artillery.†   (source)
  • Without waiting for an answer from either, the young man threw himself down the grassy steps of the bastion, and moving rapidly across the parade, he was quickly in the presence of their father.†   (source)
  • In the meanwhile the interview on the bastion, to which we have already alluded, took place between Lundie and the Sergeant.†   (source)
  • A few hours later Mabel Dunham was on the bastion that overlooked the river and the lake, seemingly in deep thought.†   (source)
  • The officer proceeded, without affecting to hear the words which escaped the sentinel in his surprise; nor did he again pause until he had reached the low strand, and in a somewhat dangerous vicinity to the western water bastion of the fort.†   (source)
  • At length he appeared satisfied; and having cast his eyes impatiently upward toward the summit of the eastern mountain, as if anticipating the approach of the morning, he was in the act of turning on his footsteps, when a light sound on the nearest angle of the bastion caught his ear, and induced him to remain.†   (source)
  • Yes, there is Major Duncan himself on the north-eastern bastion; I know him by his height, and by the officers around him.†   (source)
  • The arrival of flags to cover the messengers of summons, had occurred so often of late, that when Heyward first threw his careless glance on this group, he expected to see another of the officers of the enemy, charged with a similar office but the instant he recognized the tall person and still sturdy though downcast features of his friend, the woodsman, he started with surprise, and turned to descend from the bastion into the bosom of the work.†   (source)
  • "Uncle;" said Mabel, "if you have breakfasted, I will thank you to go out upon the bastion with me again.†   (source)
  • Sure enough, Cap, who had announced his approach by a couple of lusty hems, now made his appearance on the bastion, where, after nodding to his niece and her companion, he made a deliberate survey of the expanse of water before him.†   (source)
  • Cap made no other answer than a dissatisfied ejaculation, and then a general silence followed, all on the bastion studying the movements of the cutter with the interest that was natural to their own future connection with the vessel.†   (source)
  • "How beautiful!" she exclaimed, unconscious of speaking, as she stood on the solitary bastion, facing the air from the lake, and experiencing the genial influence of its freshness pervading both her body and her mind.†   (source)
  • When Mabel, quitting the convenient, but comparatively retired hut where her father had been permitted to place her, issued into the pure air of the morning, she found herself at the foot of a bastion, which lay invitingly before her, with a promise of giving a coup d'oeil of all that had been concealed in the darkness of the preceding night.†   (source)
  • "And what bastion is it?" asked a dragoon, with his saber run through a goose which he was taking to be cooked.†   (source)
  • The young man turned quickly round, for this attack could not have come from the bastion, which was hidden by the angle of the trench.†   (source)
  • "But it is probable," said the light-horseman, "that they will send pioneers this morning to repair the bastion."†   (source)
  • They arrived thus, screened by the lining of the trench, till they came within a hundred paces of the bastion.†   (source)
  • "The bastion St. Gervais," replied d'Artagnan, "from behind which the Rochellais annoyed our workmen."†   (source)
  • Without reckoning that as the bastion was not built yesterday all the rest of the building was badly shaken.†   (source)
  • As the Rochellais who guarded the bastion were ignorant of the intentions of the man they saw coming toward them, they fired upon him, and he fell, struck by a ball which broke his shoulder.†   (source)
  • If we are not, we shall have all the time to talk, and nobody will hear us—for I guarantee the walls of the bastion have no ears; if we are, we will talk of our affairs just the same.†   (source)
  • It was not known whether, after the taking of the bastion, the Rochellais had evacuated it or left a garrison in it; the object then was to examine the place near enough to verify the reports.†   (source)
  • 46 — THE BASTION SAINT-GERVAIS†   (source)
  • He aimed a terrible blow at d'Artagnan, who avoided it by springing to one side; but by this movement he left a passage free to the bandit, who darted off toward the bastion.†   (source)
  • And bowing to all the astonished persons present, the young men took the road to the bastion St. Gervais, followed by Grimaud, who carried the basket, ignorant of where he was going but in the passive obedience which Athos had taught him not even thinking of asking.†   (source)
  • I hope what you have to tell me is worth the trouble, or else, I warn you, I will not pardon you for making me come here instead of getting a little rest after a night spent in taking and dismantling a bastion.†   (source)
  • "Well, monseigneur," replied the latter, "three Musketeers and a Guardsman laid a wager with Monsieur de Busigny that they would go and breakfast in the bastion St. Gervais; and while breakfasting they held it for two hours against the enemy, and have killed I don't know how many Rochellais."†   (source)
  • And Athos ran back to the bastion, mounted the platform, and bore off the flag; but as the Rochellais had arrived within musket range, they opened a terrible fire upon this man, who appeared to expose himself for pleasure's sake.†   (source)
  • All the spectators returned him his salute, accompanying this courtesy with a loud hurrah which was audible to the four; after which all four disappeared in the bastion, whither Grimaud had preceded them.†   (source)
  • Now you have done, Grimaud, take our brigadier's half-pike, tie a napkin to it, and plant it on top of our bastion, that these rebels of Rochellais may see that they have to deal with brave and loyal soldiers of the king.†   (source)
  • Grimaud no doubt shared the misgivings of the young man, for seeing that they continued to advance toward the bastion—something he had till then doubted—he pulled his master by the skirt of his coat.†   (source)
  • "Grimaud," said Athos, pointing to the bodies which lay under the wall of the bastion, "take those gentlemen, set them up against the wall, put their hats upon their heads, and their guns in their hands."†   (source)
  • Athos pointed to the bastion.†   (source)
  • "Well, Monsieur de Busigny, I will bet you," said Athos, "that my three companions, Messieurs Porthos, Aramis, and d'Artagnan, and myself, will go and breakfast in the bastion St. Gervais, and we will remain there an hour, by the watch, whatever the enemy may do to dislodge us."†   (source)
  • And the four friends rushed out of the fort, gained the field of battle, picked up the four muskets of the privates and the half-pike of the brigadier, and convinced that the fugitives would not stop till they reached the city, turned again toward the bastion, bearing with them the trophies of their victory.†   (source)
  • Mounting on the breach, with his musket in one hand and his hat in the other, he said, bowing courteously and addressing the soldiers and the pioneers, who, astonished at this apparition, stopped fifty paces from the bastion: "Gentlemen, a few friends and myself are about to breakfast in this bastion.†   (source)
  • Amid the Akhaians those two men named Aias, joining Diomedes and Odysseus, made bastion for Danaans.†   (source)
  • They cannot hold me, not for long, by making bastion, closed in line together!†   (source)
  • Huge as that, the bastion of Akhaians loomed and grinned, his face a cruel mask, his legs moving in great strides.†   (source)
  • Aias Telamonios, Akhaian bastion on defense, attacked and broke a Trojan mass, showing his men the way, by killing the best man of all the Thracians—Akamas, Eiissoros' brawny son.†   (source)
  • At this, grief and remorse possessed the Trojans, grief not to be borne, because Sarpedon had been a bastion of the town of Troy, foreigner though he was.†   (source)
  • And the king ordered his mamelukes to loose his elbow-bonds and imprison him in one of the bastions of the citadel.†   (source)
  • The mosque was to the left of the bastions now.†   (source)
  • It stood on a green hill, but of a green not of this world, and it was surrounded by massive walls and bastions to be stormed by no machines or engines of man's invention, but by prayer and fasting, by contrite sighs and by mortifications of the flesh.†   (source)
  • No one had ever mentioned Asirgarh to her, but it had huge and noble bastions and to the right of them was a mosque.†   (source)
  • They had a low and unassuming aspect from this upland, though as approached on the other side from Blackmoor in her childhood they were as lofty bastions against the sky.†   (source)
  • * * * One day, as I was weary of our usual place, beside the wooden horses, Francoise had taken me for an excursion—across the frontier guarded at regular intervals by the little bastions of the barley-sugar women—into those neighbouring but foreign regions, where the faces of the passers-by were strange, where the goat-carriage went past; then she had gone away to lay down her things on a chair that stood with its back to a shrubbery of laurels; while I waited for her I was pacing the broad lawn, of meagre close-cropped gras†   (source)
  • Beyond the grey bastions of Fort Adams a long-drawn sunset was splintering up into a thousand fires, and the radiance caught the sail of a catboat as it beat out through the channel between the Lime Rock and the shore.†   (source)
  • Here Saturn's grey chaos rolls over me, and I obtain dim, shuddering glimpses into those Polar eternities; when wedged bastions of ice pressed hard upon what are now the Tropics; and in all the 25,000 miles of this world's circumference, not an inhabitable hand's breadth of land was visible.†   (source)
  • The old-fashioned fronts of these houses, which had older than old-fashioned backs, rose sheer from the pavement, into which the bow windows protruded like bastions, necessitating a pleasing chassez-dechassez movement to the time-pressed pedestrian at every few yards.†   (source)
  • Tom stared in glad wonder at the vast pile of masonry, the wide-spreading wings, the frowning bastions and turrets, the huge stone gateway, with its gilded bars and its magnificent array of colossal granite lions, and other the signs and symbols of English royalty.†   (source)
  • Two of the sweeping bastions appeared to rest on the water which washed their bases, while a deep ditch and extensive morasses guarded its other sides and angles.†   (source)
  • It was in the afternoon of the fifth day of the siege, and the fourth of his own service in it, that Major Heyward profited by a parley that had just been beaten, by repairing to the ramparts of one of the water bastions, to breathe the cool air from the lake, and to take a survey of the progress of the siege.†   (source)
  • There were bastions of earth and logs, a dry ditch, a stockade, a parade of considerable extent, and barracks of logs, that answered the double purpose of dwellings and fortifications.†   (source)
  • Suddenly an opening appeared ahead, and then the massive walls of a chateau-looking house, with outworks, bastions, blockhouses, and palisadoes, frowned on a headland that bordered the outlet of a broad stream.†   (source)
  • Then was heard a great noise of fagots being removed and of the groaning of posts; these were the counterscarps and bastions of Athos, which the besieged himself demolished.†   (source)
  • By Nysa's bastion ivy-clad, By shores with clustered vineyards glad, There to thee the hymn rings out, And through our streets we Thebans shout, All hall to thee Evoe, Evoe!†   (source)
  • And after Tyro I saw Asopus' daughter Antiope,
    proud she'd spent a night in the arms of Zeus himself
    and borne the god twin sons, Amphion and Zethus,
    the first to build the footings of seven-gated Thebes,
    her bastions too, for lacking ramparts none could live
    in a place so vast, so open—strong as both men were.†   (source)
  • Lastly, her cheek-bones stood out, as if nature had intended them for two bastions to defend her eyes in those encounters for which she seemed so well calculated, and to which she was most wonderfully well inclined.†   (source)
  • How so many of them were arriving so quickly from their bastions in the hills remained a mystery, but the city was vast and sprawling and impossible to disconnect from the surrounding countryside.   (source)
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