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  1. archaeol a Roman rampart or earthwork
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Historical Examples of vallum

  • The bushes growing out of the sides of the vallum checked not his fall.

    Y Gododin


  • But William feigned a retreat, and the English crossed their vallum in pursuit.

  • The vallum is lined by the velites, who are on guard all along it from day to day.

  • The vallum and accompanying fosse are at some points well preserved.

  • It consists of a stone wall, or murus, and a wall of earth, or vallum.