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Redan'

The simplest of fieldworks, and very quickly constructed. It consists simply of two faces and an angle formed thus A, the angle being towards the object of attack. A corruption of redens. (Latin.)

Source: Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, E. Cobham Brewer, 1894
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