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Fascine

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Fáscine. n.s. [French.] A faggot. Military cant.

The black prince passed many a river without the help of pontoons, and filled a ditch with faggots as successfully as the generals of our times do with fascines. Addison's Spectator.

Sources: Addison, Joseph (408) · Spectator (140)

Attributes: French (385) · Noun Substantive (1269)

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Cite this page: Johnson, Samuel. "Fascine." A Dictionary of the English Language: A Digital Edition of the 1755 Classic by Samuel Johnson. Edited by Brandi Besalke. Last modified: October 3, 2013. http://johnsonsdictionaryonline.com/?p=14038.


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