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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR FORT

His loss before the fort was about one hundred and fifty men.

They were soon after married, and he resigned his command at the fort.

My object then was, to do, what I actually did do the morning I accompanied you to the Fort.

A regiment which had left Fort Colburne was said to be on the road to reinforce them.

Thus the garrison of the fort received a needed reinforcement.

The garrison of the fort aided the tower guard by their fire.

He received us with courtesy and invited us to enter and see the fort.

A troop trotted off to the right out of the line fire of the fort.

But the British have retreated, you say, and there was a sortie from the fort?

By the afternoon of the next day, August 3, the mustering at Fort Dayton was complete.

WORD ORIGIN

mid-15c., "fortified place, stronghold," from Middle French fort, from noun use in Old French of fort (adj.) "strong, fortified" (10c.), from Latin fortis "strong, mighty, firm, steadfast," from Old Latin forctus, possibly from PIE root *bheregh- "high, elevated," with derivatives referring to hills and hill-forts (cf. Sanskrit brmhati "strengthens, elevates," Old High German berg "hill;" see barrow (n.2)).

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