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Examples from the Web for barbacan
They inhabit the upper parts of the mountains between Babuyan and Barbacan, say from 10° to 10° 20′ N. latitude.The Inhabitants of the Philippines
Frederic H. Sawyer
Barbacan, or Barbican, a fortification to a castle outside the walls, generally at the end of the drawbridge in front of the gate.The Nuttall Encyclopaedia
Edited by Rev. James Wood
Behind Eagle Cliff, almost isolating it from the mountain, of which it is the barbacan, a hideous ravine yawns upon the pass.The Heart of the White Mountains, Their Legend and Scenery
Samuel Adams Drake
The strife still continued within and without the barbacan, and ended without much advantage on either side.
A band of picked men, under an experienced officer, threw themselves into the barbacan, determined to defend it to the last.