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To: concentric circles

Weren't those called "limes"?

16 posted on 01/28/2006 6:09:04 AM PST by bannie (The government which robs Peter to pay Paul can always depend upon the support of Paul.)
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To: bannie

Boy, you had me stumped until I did a little searching. Of course you are correct. Our word "limit" is derived from the same Latin root, the walls representing the outer limit of Roman authority. How did you end up at this posting from two years ago?


17 posted on 01/28/2006 1:23:29 PM PST by concentric circles
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Oddly, that ditch and berm seem to have survived better than some earthworks I have seen from the American Civil War. This despite their much greater age.

Besides earthen fortifications which have decayed, there is also the example of the enormous crater created by an explosion in the Battle of the Crater. The crater is still visible but the remaining hole is not large at all.

23 posted on 06/18/2007 12:57:35 PM PDT by wideminded
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