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fawr tuh fuh kay shuhn

  • n  defensive structure consisting of walls or mounds built around a stronghold to strengthen it
  • n  the art or science of strengthening defenses
  • n  the addition of an ingredient for the purpose of enrichment (as the addition of alcohol to wine or the addition of vitamins to food)

  • Soon after their wedding, the cemetery had been divided by a cinder-block barrier, part of a fortification some 100 miles (160 km) in length which would eventually consist of a .
  • But at a time when the world is supposed to be more interconnected than ever, isn't there something a little odd about the rush to fortification?.
  • Sent to the rear, Colonel Lossberg proceeded to construct a new kind of major fortification, based on zonal defense.

  • John Adams in National Ledger
    John Adams, the second President of the United States, said, "Representative government and trial by jury are the heart and lungs of liberty. Without them we have no other fortification against being ridden like horses, fleeced like sheep, worked...
  • Manouchehr Mottaki in Xinhua
    The general policy of the Islamic Republic of Iran calls for the establishment and the fortification of sincere and the good relations with Persian Gulf states,Mottaki said.
  • John Doyle in The Age
    Chief Justice John Doyle said after rejecting the applicant's submissions "it follows that the attacks on the validity of the fortification removal order fail".

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