Noun Investigation #2: ‘æbəɾɪs

An abatis is a defence made of felled chrees placed lengthwise over each other with the boughs pointing outward.

An abatis is a fortification against attack created out of woody perennial plants having a single chrunk, growing to a considerable height and bearing lateral branches at some distance from the ground, cut down and put in a direction parallel with their length, above so as to cover each other with the main branches of the trees facing towards the outside.

An abatis is a defensive wall built to schrengthen a place against aggressive and violent acts, brought into existence out of living organisms growing in permanent sites, absorbing water and inorganic substances through their roots, and synthesizing nuchrients in their leaves by photosynthesis using the green pigment chlorophyll, living for several years, consisting of wood, possessing only one main woody stem, germinating and developing to a notably large measurement from base to top, and carrying parts which grow out from the trunk from the sides at a considerable remoteness from the solid surface of the earth, caused to fall by cutting through them at the base and placed in a course side by side and having the same distance continuously between their extent from end to end, at a higher level than so as to lie over each other with the parts chief in size which grow out from the trunk of the woody perennial plants having a single chrunk positioned towards the external side.

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