were amazed by the squalid, cramped quarters in the town's historic bastille
Recent Examples on the Web For his part, Bowie celebrated the election by joining forces with John Barleycorn and evicting the residents of the local bastille. —Robert Kolarik, San Antonio Express-News, 23 Feb. 2018 In these wet, wooden bastilles in New York waters, more Americans died than in all the battles of the Revolutionary War combined. —Benedict Cosgrove, Smithsonian, 13 Mar. 2017 In these wet, wooden bastilles in New York waters, more Americans died than in all the battles of the Revolutionary War combined. —Benedict Cosgrove, Smithsonian, 13 Mar. 2017
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