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rampart

[′ram‚pärt]
(geology)
A narrow, wall-like ridge, 3-7 feet (1-2 meters) high, built up by waves along the seaward edge of a reef flat, and consisting of boulders, shingle, gravel, or reef rubble, commonly capped by dune sand.
A wall-like ridge of unconsolidated material formed along a beach by the action of strong waves and current.
A crescentic or ringlike deposit of pyroclastics around the top of a volcano.

Rampart

An earthen wall located on the inner side of a ditch surrounding a bastion for purposes of defense.

Rampart

 

a high earthen embankment, usually with a ditch in front, which served as a barrier against an attacking enemy, as a defensive position for infantry and artillery, and as a shield against precision fire and observation. Ramparts adapted for artillery armament were called artillery ramparts; those intended only for infantry fire were called rifle ramparts. Ramparts were widely used in the fortification of populated areas and fortresses and in covering borders until World War I. A rampart consisted of a breastwork and a parapet. The breastwork served to cover the combat position. The parapet was built in two levels; the upper level was usually used for the mounting of the guns and was called the artillery parapet, and the lower level was used for the movement of guns and men and was called the communications parapet.

rampart

An elevated earthen wall for purposes of defense, located on the inner side of a ditch surrounding a bastioned fort.
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The rampart was built by Almoravide around the years 1126-1127.Mellakh was frustrated that the historical sites, part of the city's history and cultural legacy, were being demolished to make some more space for private houses."Built around the years 1126-1127 by the Almoravid dynasty, and especially under the orders of Ali Ben Youssef, the ramparts of Marrakech, in the form of a quadrilateral, formed a wall to protect the city from external attacks," she explained.
Emeritus Professor of Archaeology at Oxford University and co-director of the current excavation, Gary Lock, said: "It is mind-boggling to think that the people that constructed these huge ramparts, eight metres wide, did so with only very basic tools.
The small excavations in the 1950s were carried out within the western enclosure, and showed evidence for the ramparts being constructed of stone.
The archaeologists are focusing on the hillfort's ramparts, or defensive walls, in order to understand when and how they were built.
If you drive you will miss both the lovely sculpture trail which tells the hill's story and the two vitrified ramparts that the path on the north side snakes through.
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3 Ahead of you are the ramparts of Stokeleigh Camp, an Iron Age hill fort.
I was just reading the article on the French rampart gun in Garry James' April feature "Man the Ramparts!" I noticed that although James called the gun a 20mm, one of the captions says that the bore is .81 inches.
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Recognizing the overwhelming odds faced against the traders and workman when confronted by a professional military force, Heame surrendered the fort without firing a shot, despite having 40 cannon positioned on the ramparts. The French disabled the fort's cannons and the site remained vacant until the HBC regained control.