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Fortitude is the marshal of thought, the armour of the will, and the fort of reason. - Sir Francis Bacon

Abatis: Rubbish in front of a fort, to prevent the rubbish outside from molesting the rubbish inside. (The Devil's Dictionary) - Ambrose Bierce

How often we read that the enemy occupied a position which commanded the old, and so the fort was evacuated! Have not the school-house and the printing-press occupied a position which commands such a fort as this? - Henry David Thoreau

Unbreachable the fort Of the long-batter'd world uplifts its wall; And strange and vain the earthly turmoil grows, And near and real the charm of thy repose, And night as welcome as a friend would fall. - Matthew Arnold

There was a deserted log camp here, apparently used the previous winter, with its 'hovel' or barn for cattle. It was a simple and strong fort erected against the cold, and suggested what valiant trencher work had been done there. - Henry David Thoreau

Old heavens, you used to tweak above us, Standing like rain whenever a salvo - Old heavens, You lying there above the old, but not ruined, fort, Can you hear, there, what I am saying? For it is you I am parodying, Your invisible denials. - John Ashbery