In some cases the ditches or fosses were on the inside, in others on the outside.
The scarps are in places very steep and 40 feet above the fosses.
Then they made their way to the outskirts of the town beyond the ramparts and the fosses.
The two fosses are planted thickly with grotesquely gnarled olive-trees.
The old ramparts of the town are now replaced by manufactories, and the fosses are transformed into vegetable gardens.
All the persons she had seen at the Fosses on the first Friday evening at their house Mrs. Hawthorne saw again, and many more.
It was proposed to Villars to make fascines to fill up the fosses of Denain.
It has been calculated that from the time of Philippe-Auguste over a million bodies had been interred in these fosses communes.
Eighteen to twenty millions of dollars in gold have been spent upon its vast and massive walls and ramparts, its moats and fosses.
The walls are lofty and broad, the towers numerous, and the fosses deep.