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Usage examples for abatis:
Although the German of Tacitus appears to us as a fierce warrior, who, clothed in skins, watched with spear and wooden shield over the abatis which guarded his village against the assaults of enemies; yet this same German is shown, by the results of new researches, to have been a householder and landlord. ” Pictures of German Life in the XVIIIth and XIXth Centuries, Vol. I., - Gustav Freytag.
The sun had been shining an hour or two, and the bridge before us and the road beyond were defended by abatis and other obstructions. ” His Sombre Rivals, - E. P. Roe.

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To crush; subdue; annul.

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