Note:  Do not rely on this information. It is very old.


Abattis, an intrenchment formed by felling trees and placing them side by side. The ends are then fixed in the earth, and the boughs, with the smaller twigs cut off, pointed towards the enemy; these structures afford cover for the defenders, and impede the advance of an attacking force.

“Christ was like us in our nature, but not in our blemishes; he had our flesh, but without the least stain of imperfection; he had the likeness of sinful flesh, but there was not any sin in him.”
–Stephen Charnock, Discourses on Christ Crucified