Count Solms, on the other hand, came from the besieging camp into the ravelin to investigate the sudden uproar.
The reason why the ravelin had been at last conceded was revealed.
The road passed over the right face of the ravelin, and thence at right angles to the centre of the tenailles.
For the ravelin proved a sufficient protection for the besieged.
The besieged concentrated their forces to repel the attack when the enemy attempted to scale the breach of the ravelin.
On the other hand, it made the ravelin liable to capture by the gorge.
Towards the plateau fronting the north he had a great tenaille constructed with a double ditch and ravelin.
ravelin, rav′lin, n. a detached work with two embankments raised before the counterscarp.
Of geometry he learned as much as was necessary for the construction of a ravelin or a hornwork.
A tremendous onset was made upon the gate of the Cross, and the ravelin was carried at last.