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Verdict: A solid man to hold the fort. Times, Sunday Times (2017)There is some evidence to suggest this may be the oldest fort on the island. A Guide to Megalithic Ireland (1992)She slept the first night in an old fort where other charity workers were housed. Times, Sunday Times (2010)Look east from the circle to find a ring fort. A Guide to Megalithic Ireland (1992)Where did you build your forts? The Sun (2013)On other islands there are ruins and old forts to clamber over and all manner of cruises and ferries to get you there. Times, Sunday Times (2009)The walls of the fort consist of limestone blocks, some up to five feet in length. A Guide to Megalithic Ireland (1992)We were just 1,000 yards from the fort and within enemy range. The Sun (2008)Twenty-four of the Antwerp forts were still holding out today in face of a continuous bombardment. Times, Sunday Times (2014)He has just been holding the fort since February and has not been under much pressure. The Sun (2006)There is a second, smaller ring fort to the north. A Guide to Megalithic Ireland (1992)There are close on 500 ring forts. A Guide to Megalithic Ireland (1992)Then turn left and follow the path up to the Roman wall and fort with the crags below to your right. On the Trail of Merlin - a guide to the Celtic mystery tradition (1991)You can scarcely avoid finding something of interest archaeologists have recorded close on 400 ring forts of earth and stone in this comparatively small area. A Guide to Megalithic Ireland (1992)His church stands within a Roman fort's walls. Times, Sunday Times (2010)The last stage, to the top of the hill and the fort, is extremely steep. Times, Sunday Times (2007)Or does he hold, and trust the Spaniard to hold the fort? Times, Sunday Times (2012)Some 400 yards further on, you will find a large ring fort. A Guide to Megalithic Ireland (1992)Its role in mammals like ourselves, in fact, is merely to hold the fort until another kind of immune activity kicks in. PLACEBO: The Belief Effect (2003)I have been holding the fort all week and the least I expected was one night out. The Sun (2013)
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British English: fort /fɔːt/ NOUN
A fort is a strong building that is used as a military base.
- American English: fort
- Arabic: حِصْن
- Brazilian Portuguese: forte
- Chinese: 堡垒
- Croatian: utvrda
- Czech: pevnost
- Danish: fort
- Dutch: fort
- European Spanish: fuerte
- Finnish: linnake
- French: fort château
- German: Festung
- Greek: φρούριο
- Italian: forte fortezza
- Japanese: 砦
- Korean: 요새
- Norwegian: fort
- Polish: fort
- European Portuguese: forte
- Romanian: fort
- Russian: форт
- Spanish: fuerte
- Swedish: fort befästningsverk
- Thai: ป้อม
- Turkish: kale
- Ukrainian: форт
- Vietnamese: thành trì
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