Fossatores


Fossatores
The forward part of an army responsible for cutting roads through woods, broad enough to preclude an ambush. They were much used by Edward I during his campaigns in Wales, c.1296-1300. -

Dictionary of Medieval Terms and Phrases. .

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  • Fossarius — A builder of ditches and dykes. [< Lat. fossa = ditch] Cf. Fossatores …   Dictionary of Medieval Terms and Phrases

  • Fosse — A ditch or trench; a defensive structure, thus a moat is also a fosse. Cf. Fossatores and Fosse Way …   Dictionary of Medieval Terms and Phrases


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