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bastille house

noun

bastel house

[bas-tl] /ˈbæs tl/
noun
1.
(on the Anglo-Scottish border) a partly fortified house, usually with a vaulted ground floor.
Also, bastille house, bastle house.
Origin
1535-1545
1535-45; see bastille
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