Stendhal, Life of Henri Brulard:

The glacis of the Porte de Bonne was covered with daisies. They were pretty little flowers, and I was picking a bunch of them. This meadow, as it was in 1786, is no doubt nowadays in the middle of the town, to the south of the collegiate church.


in military engineering is an artificial slope of earth used in late European fortresses so constructed as to keep any potential assailant under the fire of the defenders until the last possible moment.

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