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They consisted of a trench seven feet deep; the bottom, from scarp to counterscarp, six feet broad; the top thirteen feet broad.The British Expedition to the Crimea|William Howard Russell
Ravelin, rav′lin, n. a detached work with two embankments raised before the counterscarp.
At our feet the counterscarp which stayed the earth on the enemys side from filling up the moat.The Walls of Constantinople|Bernard Granville Baker
The situation of the chapel prompted us to look over the ground for traces of a lunette bastion on the counterscarp.Riviera Towns|Herbert Adams Gibbons
This arrangement is frequently placed at the foot of the counterscarp.Elements of Military Art and Science|Henry Wager Halleck