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bastion
used in The Count of Monte Cristo

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Definition
defense or defensive fortification — such as people who defend a principle or fortifications that defend people from attack (especially the projecting part of a castle wall or rampart)
  • A small white cloud, which had attracted Dantes' attention, crowned the summit of the bastion of the Chateau d'If.
    Chapters 22-23 (50% in)
  • 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.
    Chapters 22-23 (59% in)

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