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bastion
used in The Return of the King

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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)
  • Very strong it might be, wrought of steel and iron, and guarded with towers and bastions of indomitable stone, yet it was the key, the weakest point in all that high and impenetrable wall.
    5.4 — Book 5 Chapter 4 — The Siege of Gondor (94% in)
  • 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.
    5.1 — Book 5 Chapter 1 — Minas Tirith (19% in)
  • 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.
    5.5 — Book 5 Chapter 5 — The Ride of the Rohirrim (49% in)
  • 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.
    5.5 — Book 5 Chapter 5 — The Ride of the Rohirrim (49% in)
  • 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.
    6.1 — Book 6 Chapter 1 — The Tower of Cirith Ungol (16% in)
  • In fifty paces, with a swift bend round a jutting bastion of the cliff, it took them out of sight from the Tower.
    6.2 — Book 6 Chapter 2 — The Land of Shadow (1% in)

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