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Counterforts

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in permanent fortification. The sides of ditches strengthened interiorly by buttresses some fifteen or eighteen feet apart. (See Revetments.)

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Entry taken from Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, edited by the Rev. E. Cobham Brewer, LL.D. and revised in 1895.

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Coulin
Councils
Counsel
Count Kin with One (To)
Count not your Chickens
Count out the House (To)
Count Upon (To)
Countenance (To)
Counter-caster
Countercheck Quarrelsome (The)
Counterforts
Counter-jumper
Counterpane
Counterscarp
Countess di Civillari (The)
Country
Country-dance
Coup [coo]
Coup dEtat (French)
Coup de Grâce
Coup de Main (French)

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