palisado

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English[edit]

Noun[edit]

palisado (plural palisadoes)

  1. Obsolete form of palisade.
    • 1662, Henry More, An Antidote Against Atheism, Book II, A Collection of Several Philosophical Writings of Dr. Henry More, p. 79:
      " [] and the Eye-lids are fortifi'd with little stiff bristles, as with Palisadoes, against the assault of Flies and Gnats, and such bold Animalcula"

Verb[edit]

palisado (third-person singular simple present palisadoes, present participle palisadoing, simple past and past participle palisadoed)

  1. Obsolete form of palisade.
    • 1726, Jonathan Swift, Gulliver's Travels, Part II, Chapter II
      He provided a table sixty feet in diameter, upon which I was to act my part, and palisadoed it round three feet from the edge, and as many high, to prevent my falling over.
    • 1853, Mary Howitt., Strife and Peace[1]:
      The sea breaks upon this coast against a palisadoed fence of rocks and cliffs, around which swarm flocks of polar birds with cries and screams.
    • 1816, Robert Kerr, A General History and Collection of Voyages and Travels, Volume 17[2]:
      At Chaco they had a little earthen fort, with a small ditch palisadoed round it, and a few old honeycombed guns without carriages, and which do not defend the harbour in the least.

Usage notes[edit]

  • Does not include the more recent biology sense of palisade.