Now, my first parallel is around here, six hundred paces from the counterscarp.
counterscarp, is the casing of the ditch which is opposite to the defence.
Will you be sufficiently light-hearted, or sufficiently imprudent, to await on a counterscarp the rigours of December and January?
The trench of the Versaillese is sixty yards from the counterscarp.
Before this curtain is a platform, in the place of a counterscarp, on which are planted cannon of large size.
This arrangement is frequently placed at the foot of the counterscarp.
Then Marshal Turenne broke ground, and carried on two approaches towards the counterscarp.
Jupiter is just setting on the counterscarp of the Dent du Midi.
The ditch is very broad, and the scarp and counterscarp are riveted with brick-work.
The revtement is a half one, and formed of wood, as well as the scarp and counterscarp.