The archers were on the wings, protected by chevaux-de-frise of pointed stakes which they had planted in front.
In the deep channel between, or under cover of these batteries, several ranges of chevaux-de-frise had been sunk.
To the left and below was the river, roaring, hissing, and foaming through its chevaux-de-frise of rocks.
Such a chevaux-de-frise would defend a trench against the most courageous regiment.
The breakwater is the chevaux-de-frise of fortifications against tempests.
Tops of trees showed over the high garden wall, and the wall was protected by chevaux-de-frise.
The drygoods counter, especially when the attendant is of the gentler sex, is a kind of chevaux-de-frise.
Black decaying trunks of trees stood up at various angles, often bristling with dead branches like chevaux-de-frise.
Others went on with the chevaux-de-frise, while a third party dug a trench and began erecting a palisade between it and the house.
While the fort was thus menaced, the chevaux-de-frise had again proved inefficient.