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Fascines

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fascine

a cylindrical bundle of small sticks of wood, bound together, used in raising batteries, filling ditches, strengthening ramparts, and making parapets; also in revetments for river banks, and in mats for dams, jetties, etc.

Origin: f, fr. L. Fascina a bundle of sticks, fr. Fascis. See fasces.