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Origin of fortification
OTHER WORDS FROM fortificationnon·for·ti·fi·ca·tion, nounre·for·ti·fi·ca·tion, noun
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Example sentences from the Web for fortification
The department did not have enough of its own officers and fortifications — or a backup plan in place — to keep the rioters out of the building.Capitol Police Chief Sund has stepped down; embattled agency reports another officer death|Allison Klein, Rebecca Tan|January 11, 2021|Washington Post
Iron fortification, it’s estimated, would generate almost $9 for each dollar spent—not as dramatic as iodization, but still a substantial impact.One man’s crusade to end a global scourge with better salt|Katie McLean|December 18, 2020|MIT Technology Review
The first unambiguous evidence of fortification walls dates from around 4300 BC in what is now Turkey.
In the cemetery fronting the chapel, the surrounding fortification offers temporary and economical burial vaults.
It's doubtful there would have been enough fortification and firepower under any circumstances.
In July this year, a government inspection warned of “failure of fortification work” and fined the company.
I sent an order and what was necessary for the fortification at Oton, and had that port put in a state of defense.
They burnt 12 houses and barns without the fortification, and drove away the cattle and sheep.The Every Day Book of History and Chronology|Joel Munsell
And he ordered workmen to build the walls, and mount Sion round about with square stones for fortification: and so they did.The Bible, Douay-Rheims Version|Various
The moats, on the left bank of the river, were dug at the foot of the walls forming the old circle of fortification.The Merrie Tales Of Jacques Tournebroche|Anatole France
It had a fortification such as became usual in later bridges for defence or for the enforcement of tolls.
British Dictionary definitions for fortification
- a wall, mound, etc, used to fortify a place
- such works collectively