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bor bet

  • n  (formerly) a mound of earth inside a fort from which heavy gun can be fired over the parapet

  • Last came the ample habit-coat of heavy cloth, topped by a linen rochet and a stiffly starched barbette of cambric .
  • These seadogs found no technical flaw in Soldier Clegg's work, for Soldier Clegg had with great accuracy noted on the spot every shell splash, turret and barbette.
  • Alternatively, it would have to penetrate the 10-inch armor of a turret barbette; or blast in through a gunport, ignite a powder train down through an elevator to the magazine.

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