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rampart
used in Oryx and Crake

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Definition
an embankment or wall built for defensive purposes
  • There's a watchtower on either side of the main gate, and other towers all the way around the rampart wall.
    p. 270.1
rampart = a wall built for defensive purposes
  • Long ago, in the days of knights and dragons, the kings and dukes had lived in castles, with high walls and drawbridges and slots on the ramparts so you could pour hot pitch on your enemies, said Jimmy's father, and the Compounds were the same idea.
    p. 28.5
  • Then he continues on, across the moat, past the sentry boxes where the CorpSeCorps armed guards once stood and the glassed-in cubicles where they'd monitored the surveillance equipment, then past the rampart watchtower with the steel door — standing forever open, now — where he'd once have been ordered to present his thumbprint and the iris of his eye.
    p. 227.4
  • No animals about, apart from a trio of crows perched on the rampart.
    p. 266.9
  • There are more possibilities now Rampart
    p. 275.0
  • He tries smashing the kitchen window — he could lower himself down onto the Compound rampart with the bedsheet he's torn into strips and twisted — but no luck: the glass is attack-proof.
    p. 278.9
  • It's an eight-foot drop to the rampart.
    p. 279.5
  • The rampart is six feet wide, with a wall on either side.
    p. 279.7
  • The rampart is twenty feet high, twenty-seven counting the walls.
    p. 279.8
  • His plan is to get what he needs out of there, then circle around via the rampart — or, if conditions are right, he can cut across the Compound space on level ground — and make his way out by a side gate.
    p. 280.1
  • He'd like to show himself to the pigoons, jeer at them, but he resists this impulse: they'd follow along beside the rampart, keep him from descending.
    p. 280.2
  • Over the top of the rampart wall he can see something white — greyish white and cloudlike — but it's too low down to be a cloud.
    p. 280.3
  • He eats half a Joltbar, downs some water, continues along the rampart.
    p. 280.8
  • Snowman limps along the rampart, towards the glassy white swell of the bubble-dome, which is receding from him like a mirage.
    p. 283.0
  • Snowman — goon, buffoon, poltroon —crouches on the rampart, arms over his head, pelted from above like an object of general derision.
    p. 307.2
  • He progresses along the rampart, step by wrenching step.
    p. 333.3
  • He unpacks his twisted sheet, ties it to a ventilation pipe — flimsy, but the only possibility — and lowers the free end over the edge of the rampart.
    p. 334.4
  • There's a watchtower here, and access to the rampart; he'd like to climb up, have a look around, check out that smoke he saw.
    p. 358.3

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