Stephano then gave a low knock at the door of the well-defended dwelling above described.
This also leads by a lesser drawbridge into the well-defended town.
In the front of the enclosure, and towards the river, is the well-defended principal entrance, with a large folding gate.
Finding it impossible to take such a strong and well-defended position by storm, the white colonel withdrew his forces.
Would that with the fall of that well-defended city the sad detail of "siege and slaughter" closed!
Doubtless he regretted having left the well-defended brigades of the fur companies to hunt alone in the wilderness.
The formidable, well-defended ants are as freely mimicked by other insects as the sand-wasps, ordinary wasps and bees.
Surely the armour is all-sufficient, and the well-appointed, well-defended warrior is now ready for the field!
It was impossible to arrive there except by two difficult and well-defended passages.
It was interesting to see how they attempted to carry these well-defended, Gibraltar-like heights.
mid-13c., from Old French defendre (12c.) "defend, resist," and directly from Latin defendere "ward off, protect, guard, allege in defense," from de- "from, away" (see de-) + -fendere "to strike, push," from PIE root *gwhen- "to strike, kill" (see bane). In the Mercian hymns, Latin defendet is glossed by Old English gescildeð. Related: Defended; defending.