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Behind Eagle Cliff, almost isolating it from the mountain, of which it is the barbacan, a hideous ravine yawns upon the pass.The Heart of the White Mountains, Their Legend and Scenery|Samuel Adams Drake
Barbacan, or Barbican, a fortification to a castle outside the walls, generally at the end of the drawbridge in front of the gate.The Nuttall Encyclopaedia|Edited by Rev. James Wood
They inhabit the upper parts of the mountains between Babuyan and Barbacan, say from 10° to 10° 20′ N. latitude.The Inhabitants of the Philippines|Frederic H. Sawyer
The strife still continued within and without the barbacan, and ended without much advantage on either side.
A band of picked men, under an experienced officer, threw themselves into the barbacan, determined to defend it to the last.