We would set aside all other agendas and disputes as secondary, and go to the ramparts until the threat was repelled.
Voters grabbed their pitchforks Tuesday night and came over the ramparts.
The Rev. Pat Robertson and Rush Limbaugh rushed to the ramparts immediately.
"earthen elevation around a place for fortification," sometimes also including parapets, 1580s, from Middle French rempart, rampart, from remparer "to fortify," from re- "again" (see re-) + emparer "fortify, take possession of," from Old Provençal amparer, from Vulgar Latin *anteparare "prepare," properly "to make preparations beforehand," from Latin ante- "before" (see ante) + parare "prepare" (see pare). With excrescent -t in French, perhaps by influence of boulevart (see boulevard).