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For a dry and level site he recommended a bastioned trace; but for wet ditches and for irregular ground, tenaille traces.
Two were placed in the tenaille of the castle, and two were kept in reserve.Annals of a Fortress|E. Viollet-le-Duc
Tenaille bastion: Used when the flanked angle is too acute; that is, less than 70.
The “tenaille” system and the “polygonal” system which grew out of it are mainly identified with the German school.
De Groote, who wrote in 1618, produced a sort of tenaille system, and may have been the inspiration of Rimpler.