Definition of Tenailles

1. tenaille [n] - See also: tenaille



Lexicographical Neighbors of Tenailles

tenacious
tenaciously
tenaciousness
tenaciousnesses
tenacities
tenacity
tenacle
tenacles
tenacula
tenaculum
tenaculum forceps
tenaculums
tenacy
tenail
tenaille
tenailles (current term)
tenaillon
tenails
tenalgia
tenalgia crepitans
tenancies
tenancies by the entirety
tenancies for life
tenancy
tenancy by the entirety
tenancy for life
tenant
tenant-in-chief
tenant farmer
tenant farmers

Literary usage of Tenailles

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. A Military Dictionary: Or, Explaination of the Several Systems of Discipline by William Duane (1810)
"The word wing is sometimes us«! to denote the large sides or horn- works, crown-works, tenailles, and other out-works, &c. work, because they resist cannon, ..."

2. The Encyclopaedia Britannica: A Dictionary of Arts, Sciences and General (1890)
"45 a Lino of Irregular tenailles, whilst £g. 52 represents a normal line of ... 53, an arrangement of tenailles, with irregular sides, by which a Redan, ..."

3. A Treatise Containing the Elementary Part of Fortification, Regular and by John Muller (1799)
"The ufe in general cf tenailles, is to defend the bottom of the ditch by a grazing D fire, . ... tenailles ..."

4. Dictionary of the French and English Languages by Gabriel Surenne (1856)
"Pincers, s. tenailles, f. pL Pinch, s. pincée, f. — of snuff, prise de tabac, f. —, va. pince»', presser, serrer ..."

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