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Word: citadel

Definition: fortress


Sentences Containing 'citadel'

What do you mean by alarming the citadel at this time of night consecrated to me?
Nothing will give greater pleasure to all your old friends; and I know one down there behind the Saint Nicolas citadel who will not be sorry to hear it.''
The brain is at least twenty feet from his apparent forehead in life; it is hidden away behind its vast outworks, like the innermost citadel within the amplified fortifications of Quebec.

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