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parados

Definitions

  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n parados păr"ȧ*dŏs (Fort) An intercepting mound, erected in any part of a fortification to protect the defenders from a rear or ricochet fire; a traverse.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n parados Earthworks behind a fortified place, designed to protect it from attack in the rear.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Parados par′a-dos earthworks behind a fortified place, protecting against a rear attack.
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
F., fr. parer, to defend + dos, back, L. dorsum,

Usage

In literature:

And just to show him that I'm his boss, I gives him a kick on the parados.
"Rhymes of a Red Cross Man" by Robert W. Service
He crawled forward, an inch at a time, taking no sort of risk, and presently found himself looking at the parados of a trench.
"Greenmantle" by John Buchan
Crossing No Man's Land without clicking any casualties, we came to the German trench and mounted our guns on the parados of same.
"Over The Top" by Arthur Guy Empey
We got to work at once shying the sandbags over from the old front of the trench to the parados.
"Mr. Britling Sees It Through" by H. G. Wells
Miraculously untouched, he slid over the parados and lay, sweating with fright, in the watery furrow of a turnip field.
"Punch, Or The London Charivari, Vol. 152, January 24, 1917" by Various
How should Michael Parados, the Greek robber, know the name of the gentleman he had killed?
"Marietta" by F. Marion Crawford
The parados was fairly good, though in many places there was none at all.
"The Story of the "9th King's" in France" by Enos Herbert Glynne Roberts
The work was: repair of parapet and parados knocked in by recent shelling.
"At Ypres with Best-Dunkley" by Thomas Hope Floyd
Looking over the parados I could see the country in rear, dim in the hazy night.
"The Red Horizon" by Patrick MacGill
I do not think there was any real parados.
"The Great War As I Saw It" by Frederick George Scott
One party worked along Jones Street towards the right, some moving in the trench, some along the parados.
"The War Service of the 1/4 Royal Berkshire Regiment (T. F.)" by Charles Robert Mowbray Fraser Cruttwell
Parados.= Instead of shrapnel, explosive shell is most frequently used in the European War.
"Manual of Military Training" by James A. Moss
An enemy sniper promptly sent it spinning on to the top of the parados.
"With Haig on the Somme" by D. H. Parry
The front one was called the parapet, the rear the parado.
"The Red Watch" by J. A. Currie
And his tutor was Mr. Parados, called Parrot-nose "for short" by his disrespectful pupils.
"Harding's luck" by E. [Edith] Nesbit
I gave orders for the men to dress and lie flat on the parados, ready for the word to move.
"On the right of the British line" by Gilbert Nobbs
He struggled to his feet and leaned over the parados with me.
"The Secret Battle" by A. P. Herbert
And he asks the government, and the government lends its steamer, the Parados, for the philanthropic voyage.
"From the Oak to the Olive" by Julia Ward Howe
The gun was worked heavily, and shell after shell landed on parapet or parados scattering solid slag, ravaging chalk, burying men.
"The Challenge of the Dead" by Stephen Graham
The three went over the parados, with their backs to the enemy, and instantly drew a heavy fire.
"Thirty Canadian V. Cs., 23d April 1915 to 30th March 1918" by Theodore Goodridge Roberts
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In science:

En este art´ıculo presentamos lo que, creemos, es la soluci´on m´as simple posible a los problemas y parado jas de Olum y Fermi sobre los ‘alien´ıgenas ausentes’.
Brane Worlds, the Subanthropic Principle and the Undetectability Conjecture
El cambio realizado incapacita el comportamiento del agente de quedarse parado en una celda para obtener una recompensa de 0.
Analysis of first prototype universal intelligence tests: evaluating and comparing AI algorithms and humans
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