In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
- Militiamen dug in their heels behind meager breastworks and awaited the arrival of their adversaries.
- From this cover, they swept the flats in front of their breastworks with withering gunfire.
- The bombs exploded in the air and sailed into the breastworks, throwing up great clouds of dirt.
- The cavalry horses were watered at the spring, and the men settled in their breastworks.
- Behind these natural breastworks, the company fired repeated volleys at the approaching horsemen.
- Russell sent his family to safety, then made a breastwork from a pile of shingles at his front door.
- The scouts barricaded themselves behind tree trunks and threw up breastworks of fallen trees.
- Yet I still felt muddled, as the breastwork became more defined in the clouds of smoke from the firing of muskets.
- ‘Take it slow, guys,’ a sergeant of the Pennsylvanians called out as the troops approached the fortifications and breastworks.
- A submachine-gunner delivers more accurate fire using the breastwork to steady his weapon.
- They worked to erect small semicircular breastworks from the many rocks that dotted the terrain.
- He ordered soldiers to tear down breastworks and use the logs to feed the fires.
- Everything the actor owned formed a crude breastwork ten yards from the chipped cinder-block front step.
- It threaded through the hills which surrounded the Empire's capital like a huge, natural breastwork.
- The regiment gained the enemy's breastworks and the affair at Boykin's Mills was over.
- Up ahead were gentle country hills, picket fences - and what looked like breastworks and fortifications.
- Upon further inspection of the breastworks, I have come to the conclusion that the town was almost impregnable.
- There was probably a timber breastwork along the top.
- When the fighting died down, the Confederates hastily constructed breastworks to protect their gains.
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