The repairs of the fortalice, which had been already commenced, had put the means of defence into their hands.
But the Baron at breakfast said never a word of the domestic economy of his fortalice.
Huntly Castle, half a mile to the north, now in ruins, was once a fortalice of the Comyns.
Another shed was built just under the fortalice, on the lake side, for the safe housing of the live stock.
Two or three miserable huts, at the foot of the fortalice, held the bondsmen and tenants of the feuar.
He was preparing to break a sulky sentinel or two when all the ground of his fortalice was a very network of loaded mines!
And yet I cannot think that any Scottish or French rovers could land in such force as to beleaguer the fortalice.
Cathbarr's tower was too small to serve him as a fortalice, for it was barely large enough to shelter the eleven axmen.
At Trecastle there is an important mound, at one time crowned with a fortalice.
The rest of the apartment was used as the living and sleeping room of the followers, and hinds, of the fortalice.