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Maiden Castle

an ancient fortification in Dorsetshire, England, first erected c250 b.c. over the remains of Neolithic and Bronze Age settlements of c2000–c1500 b.c. Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018.
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  • The foregoing examples have been akin to the incident of the Maiden Castle.

  • With this he attacked Stirling, and on the 16th the Maiden Castle surrendered.

    Monk Julian Corbett
  • It is a triple ring of gigantic ramparts, like those of Maiden Castle near Dorchester, and nearly a mile in circumference.

  • Before six o'clock the defence was further reinforced by a party of Gordons from Maiden Castle.

    Ladysmith H. W. Nevinson
  • It was only an hour, but it was the first time I have had any real chance to direct hot shot at the walls of the Maiden Castle.

    A Cathedral Courtship Kate Douglas Wiggin

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