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  • nounstronghold
  • nounstronghold

synonyms for forts

  • acropolis
  • blockhouse
  • camp
  • castle
  • citadel
  • fastness
  • fortification
  • garrison
  • redoubt
  • station
  • fortification
  • camp
  • station
  • fastness
  • castle
  • garrison
  • fortress
  • citadel
  • acropolis
  • blockhouse
  • redoubt
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How to use forts in a sentence

It is the custom in the English forts to make every Indian who comes to trade, a present of a clay pipe filled with tobacco.
TOBACCO; ITS HISTORY, VARIETIES, CULTURE, MANUFACTURE AND COMMERCEE. R. BILLINGS.
Cannonade between forts George and Niagara, and bombardment from all the batteries.
THE EVERY DAY BOOK OF HISTORY AND CHRONOLOGYJOEL MUNSELL
The American commanders confined the bombardment to the forts and trenches situated to the south of the city.
THE PHILIPPINE ISLANDSJOHN FOREMAN
The Spanish ships retired before Macnamara, and he ran under the guns of the forts of Colonia, in order to retake the place.
JOURNAL OF A VOYAGE TO BRAZILMARIA GRAHAM
The forts and ships saluted; we of course did the same; and the people all dressed and went to mass, as on a holiday.
JOURNAL OF A VOYAGE TO BRAZILMARIA GRAHAM
Simultaneously, the capture of these forts reduced the danger of Indian attacks considerably.
HALLOWED HERITAGE: THE LIFE OF VIRGINIADOROTHY M. TORPEY
The Nashville had now entered the harbor, quite regardless of the guns or the forts.
YOUNG GLORY AND THE SPANISH CRUISERWALTER FENTON MOTT
But the forts and ships began to fire on it, and before it reached its goal a frightful disaster occurred.
STORIES OF OUR NAVAL HEROESVARIOUS
The forts and ramparts were armed with nearly 300 heavy guns, and in the Scheldt, close to the town, were nine ships of war.
BELGIUMGEORGE W. T. (GEORGE WILLIAM THOMSON) OMOND
Two of the Bogue forts were reduced, and Keshen then offered to adjust matters without delay.
THE HISTORY OF ENGLAND IN THREE VOLUMES, VOL.III.E. FARR AND E. H. NOLAN
SYNONYM OF THE DAY
OCTOBER 26, 1985
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