Fence, wall, parapet, dike, etc. 232, boom, picket, mound, mole, outwork, trench, entrenchment, fortification, embankment, bulwark, barbican, battlement, stockade, laager, zareba, abattis, casemate, muniment, vallum, circumvallation, contravallation, sunk fence, ha - ha, buttress, abutment, breastwork, hornwork, portcullis, glacis, bastion, redoubt, rampart.
Hold, stronghold, keep, donjon, palladium, fort, fortress, blockhouse, sconce, citadel, tower, castle, capitol, fastness, barracoon, asylum 666.
Shield, buckler, ègis, breast-plate, coat of mail, cuirass, hauberk, habergeon, chevaux de frise, screen, etc. 666, helmet, casque, shako, bearskin, gas-mask, panoply; fender, cow-catcher, buffer.
Defender, protector, guardian (see 664), champion, protagonist, knight-errant.
(Verbs). To defend, shield, fend, fence, entrench, guard 664, keep off, keep at bay, ward off, beat off, parry, repel, bear the brunt of, put to flight.
(Phrases). To fall back upon; to act on the defensive; to maintain one's ground; to stand in the gap; to put on the gloves.
(Adjectives). Defending, etc., defensive, defended, etc., armed.
(Phrases). Armed cap-à-pie; armed to the teeth.
(Adverbs). Defensively, on the defence, on the defensive, at bay.
(Phrase). Pro aris et focis.
(Phrases). Tit for tat; a Roland for an Oliver; diamond cut diamond; the biter bit; catching a Tartar; suo sibi gladio jugulo; hoist with his own petard.
(Verbs). To retaliate, retort, recriminate, counter, be even with one, pay off.
(Phrases). To turn the tables; to return the compliment; to pay in one's own coin; to give a quid pro quo; to give a Roland for an Oliver.
(Adjectives). Retaliating, retaliatory, retaliative, recriminatory, recriminative.
(Adverbs). In retaliation, en revanche; tu quoque; mutato nomine, de te fabula narratur; par pari refero.
Strike, meeting, tumult, riot, pronunciamento, émeute, mutiny.
Revolt, rising, insurrection, rebellion, levée en masse, Jacquerie.
(Verbs). To resist, not to submit, etc., to withstand, stand against, stand firm, make a stand, repugn, confront, face down.
(Phrases). To present a front; to show a bold front; to make head against; to stand one's ground; to stand the brunt of; to keep at bay; to stem the torrent; to champ the bit; to sell one's life dearly.
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