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  • n  fortification consisting of a fence made of a line of stout posts set firmly for defense
  • n  a penal camp where political prisoners or prisoners of war are confined (usually under harsh conditions)
  • v  surround with a stockade in order to fortify

  • The routine roll call at the Presidio stockade in San Francisco was disrupted last October.
  • He sailed home through the Strait in 1292 after 17 years in Kublai Khan's court, and spent five months in a fortified stockade on the Indonesian landmass of Sumatra, waiting for .
  • At dawn one day last week, a bus pulled out of the stockade at Elath, Israel's southernmost outpost and single Red Sea port.
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  • Robert McClelland in The New Lawyer
    Pressed as to whether yesterday's events were "a little Eureka Stockade-ish", McClelland said: "It's the Government I suppose being in the stockade and the miners have been out there circling, so good analogy but I think almost in reverse."
  • Linda Greenhouse in Jamaica Observer
    As Ms Greenhouse wrote, powerful supporters intervened as soon as he was sentenced in 1971: "Three days after the conviction President Nixon ordered him released form the stockade at Fort Benning, Ga, and placed under house arrest in a comfortable...

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