Definition of Circumvallation

1. n. The act of surrounding with a wall or rampart.



Definition of Circumvallation

1. Noun. A rampart or other defensive entrenchment. ¹

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Definition of Circumvallation

1. [n -S]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Circumvallation

circumstantiate
circumstantiated
circumstantiates
circumstantiating
circumstaunce
circumstellar
circumterraneous
circumterrestrial
circumundulate
circumvallate
circumvallate papilla
circumvallated
circumvallates
circumvallating
circumvallation (current term)
circumvallations
circumvascular
circumvection
circumvections
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circumventable
circumvented
circumventing
circumvention
circumventions
circumventive
circumventor
circumventricular
circumventricular organs

Literary usage of Circumvallation

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1. Ivanhoe: A Romance by Walter Scott (1895)
"The Saxon architect had exhausted his art in rendering the main keep defensible, and there was no other circumvallation than a rude barrier of A huge black ..."

2. Memoirs of the History of France During the Reign of Napoleon by Napoleon, Gaspard Gourgaud, Charles Jean Tristan Montholon (1823)
"... Prince bf Conde forces the circumvallation of Valenciennes.—II. ... they approached within half cannon-shot of the lines of circumvallation, ..."

3. Sermons by Thomas De Witt Talmage (1875)
"LINES OF circumvallation. " A troop shall overcome him, but he shall overcome at the last."— Genesis xlix., 19. MY text speaks of a tribe who were often ..."

4. The History of the Rebellion and Civil Wars in England by Edward Hyde Clarendon (1807)
"... for both to bc'in the fiege; " the circumvallation being very great, and to be divided " in many places by the river; which would keep both _" armies ..."

5. The Imperial Gazetteer of India by William Wilson Hunter (1887)
"The remains of the outer circumvallation are very extensive. Of the inner fort on a high central hill, only a tower and some ruined reservoirs remain. ..."

6. Memoirs of the Mexican Revolution: Including a Narrative of the Expedition by William Davis Robinson (1821)
"... his line of circumvallation— Situation of the Fort—Commencement of active operations—Detail of events-^Sortie on the encampment of Don Pedro Celestino ..."

7. The Grecian History: From the Earliest State to the Death of Alexander the Great by Oliver Goldsmith (1826)
"He surrounded the city with a circumvallation of trees, which were laid very close together, the branches turned towards the city. He then raised batteries ..."

8. The History of Ancient Europe: With a View of the Revolutions in Asia and by William Russell (1801)
"Aristeus no sooner saw the circumvallation of the disputed city fully formed, and every hope of saving it cut off, unless unexpected aid should arrive irom ..."

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