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On the defense machine guns should be mounted in salients and at points where cross fire can be obtained.
MANUAL OF MILITARY TRAININGJAMES A. MOSS
There are also counterguards in front of the salients, whose ends overlap the ends of the tenaille.
ENCYCLOPAEDIA BRITANNICA, 11TH EDITION, VOLUME 10, SLICE 6VARIOUS
Guns were usually placed at the salients, where they could get the widest field of fire.
ENCYCLOPAEDIA BRITANNICA, 11TH EDITION, VOLUME 10, SLICE 6VARIOUS
Our artillery fire drove the defenders off one of the salients of their position, but they returned in the evening.
THE NEW YORK TIMES CURRENT HISTORY OF THE EUROPEAN WAR, VOL 1, ISSUE 4, JANUARY 23, 1915VARIOUS
By this date the British had driven two salients into the German lines, one north of Festubert and the other to the south of it.
THE STORY OF THE GREAT WAR, VOLUME VIII (OF VIII)VARIOUS
The trace was broken by occasional salients, where were placed well-designed redoubts, possessing a wide command on either flank.
THE EGYPTIAN CAMPAIGNS, 1882 TO 1885CHARLES ROYLE
He peered into slits, glanced at the machicolations aloft, measured salients and re-entrants and dead-ground with his eyes.
THE TOWER OF OBLIVIONOLIVER ONIONS
Salients are valuable as examples of the British soldier's willingness to die rather than to live.
CANADA IN FLANDERS, VOLUME II (OF 3)LORD MAX AITKEN BEAVERBROOK
The road wound about in a most ridiculous way, making salients out of ploughed fields on either side.
BULLETS & BILLETSBRUCE BAIRNSFATHER
About the projected salients many towering buttes, with pinnacles and minarets, are found.
CANYONS OF THE COLORADOJ. W. POWELL

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