Definition of Hornworks

1. Noun. (plural of hornwork) ¹



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Definition of Hornworks

1. hornwork [n] - See also: hornwork

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Hornworks

horns of saphenous opening
horns of thyroid cartilage
hornsnake
hornsnakes
hornstone
hornstones
hornswoggle
hornswoggled
hornswoggler
hornswogglers
hornswoggles
hornswoggling
horntail
horntails
hornwork
hornworks (current term)
hornworms
hornwort
hornworts
hornwrack

Literary usage of Hornworks

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1. The War for the Rhine Frontier, 1870: Its Political and Military History by Wilhelm Rüstow, John Layland Needham (1872)
"The principal outworks are the hornworks Nos. 40 to 42 before the front 8 and 9, and Nos. ... In the hornworks Nos. 40 to 42 and 47 to 49, as well as in No. ..."

2. The Principles of Land Defense and Their Application to the Conditions of To-day by Henry Fleetwood Thuillier (1902)
"The town was surrounded by a bastioned enceinte of considerable strength, augmented in many places by hornworks and advanced lunettes. ..."

3. The Writings of Thomas Jefferson by Thomas Jefferson (1904)
"tecture embraces fortification and fieldworks, which, with their bastions, curtains, hornworks, redoubts, etc., are based on a technical combination of ..."

4. The Life and Opinions of Tristram Shandy, Gentleman: Gentleman by Laurence Sterne (1894)
"... bastions, curtains, and hornworks make but a poor, contemptible, fiddle-faddle piece of work of it here upon paper, compared to what your Honour and I ..."

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