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Maiden Castle

noun
1.
an ancient fortification in Dorsetshire, England, first erected c250 b.c. over the remains of Neolithic and Bronze Age settlements of c2000–c1500 b.c.
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  • With this he attacked Stirling, and on the 16th the Maiden Castle surrendered.

    Monk Julian Corbett
  • The foregoing examples have been akin to the incident of the Maiden Castle.

  • It is a triple ring of gigantic ramparts, like those of Maiden Castle near Dorchester, and nearly a mile in circumference.

  • Before six o'clock the defence was further reinforced by a party of Gordons from Maiden Castle.

    Ladysmith H. W. Nevinson
  • It was only an hour, but it was the first time I have had any real chance to direct hot shot at the walls of the Maiden Castle.

    A Cathedral Courtship Kate Douglas Wiggin

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