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We sat in a corner of the bastion, so that we could see everything on both sides.

It was a flat mesa rising sharply as a sort of bastion from the rim-rock.

We go out by an entrance on to a bastion, flanking the gate.

Continuing along the bastion the limit of the northern wall is soon reached.

Captain Neville, into the battery, and fire twenty rounds at the bastion!

Your bastion is to be stormed this afternoon previous to the general assault.

I know that when you say the assault of that bastion is death, death it is.

Success there, and the bastion must fall—both sides know this.

These had all been struck down or disabled short of the bastion.

But ere we met, I was ordered to lead a forlorn hope against a bastion.

WORD ORIGIN

1560s, from Middle French bastillon, diminutive of Old French bastille "fortress, tower, fortified, building," from Old Provençal bastir "build," perhaps originally "make with bast" (see baste (v.1)).

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