Fortification agate
Fortification For`ti*fi*ca"tion, n. [L. fortificatio : cf. F. fortification.] 1. The act of fortifying; the art or science of fortifying places in order to defend them against an enemy. [1913 Webster]

2. That which fortifies; especially, a work or works erected to defend a place against attack; a fortified place; a fortress; a fort; a castle. [1913 Webster]

{Fortification agate}, Scotch pebble.

Syn: Fortress; citadel; bulwark. See {Fortress}. [1913 Webster]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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