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bulwark
used in Hamlet, Prince of Denmark

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Definition
something 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
  • — Leave wringing of your hands: peace! sit you down, And let me wring your heart: for so I shall, If it be made of penetrable stuff; If damned custom have not braz'd it so That it is proof and bulwark against sense.
    3.4 — Act 3 Scene 4 — Another room in the castle (21% in)

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