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bulwark
used in The Souls of Black Folk

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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
  • And so, in this great question of reconciling three vast and partially contradictory streams of thought, the one panacea of Education leaps to the lips of all:—such human training as will best use the labor of all men without enslaving or brutalizing; such training as will give us poise to encourage the prejudices that bulwark society, and to stamp out those that in sheer barbarity deafen us to the wail of prisoned souls within the Veil, and the mounting fury of shackled men.
    Chapter 6 (14% in)

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