RIDEAU

, in Fortification, a small elevation of earth, extending itself lengthways on a plain; serving to cover a camp, or give an advantage to a post.

Rideau is sometimes also used for a trench, the earth of which is thrown up on its side, to serve as a parapet for covering the men.

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Entry taken from A Mathematical and Philosophical Dictionary, by Charles Hutton, 1796.

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RHOMBOID
RHOMBUS
RHUMB
RICCIOLI (Joannes Baptista)
* RIDEAU
RIFLE Guns
RIGEL
RIGHT
RIGIDITY
RING