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Four powerful forts were located at the salients, and the line throughout was defended by thirty pieces of field artillery.

The operation of connecting the two salients was pressed during the day.

(f) The fire trenches should have salients and re-entrants so as to flank the wire entanglements.

An old form of outwork somewhat similar to the ravelin, originally placed before the salients of bastions.

On the defense machine guns should be mounted in salients and at points where cross fire can be obtained.

There are also counterguards in front of the salients, whose ends overlap the ends of the tenaille.

Guns were usually placed at the salients, where they could get the widest field of fire.

Our artillery fire drove the defenders off one of the salients of their position, but they returned in the evening.

The salient places of arms are the parts of the covered way in front of the salients of the bastion and demi-lune.

The line traced was two miles and a half long, following the recessions and salients.