B. fosse

Fosse

[fos-ee]
noun
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fosse or foss (fɒs)
 
n
a ditch or moat, esp one dug as a fortification
 
[C14: from Old French, from Latin fossa; see fossa1]
 
foss or foss
 
n
 
[C14: from Old French, from Latin fossa; see fossa1]

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fosse
"ditch, trench," 1440, from O.Fr. fosse, from L. fossa "ditch," in full fossa terra, lit. "dug earth," from fem. pp. of fodere "to dig" (see fossil). The Fosse-way, one of the four great Roman roads of Britain, probably was so called from the ditch on either side of it.
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