"Heavy obstacles employed in Manchuria by the Russians." — Moss, 1914

Cavalry barrier

"Heavy obstacles employed in Manchuria by the Russians." — Moss, 1914

"A bundle of rods or small sticks of wood bound at both ends and in the middle, used in fortification, raising batteries, filling ditches, strengthening ramparts, and making parapets." -Whitney, 1911

Fascine

"A bundle of rods or small sticks of wood bound at both ends and in the middle, used in fortification,…

Rustic Children, a painting by Thomas Gainsborough.

Rustic Children

Rustic Children, a painting by Thomas Gainsborough.

Illustration showing 2 bundles of ten sticks equals 20.

2 Bundles of Ten Sticks

Illustration showing 2 bundles of ten sticks equals 20.

Illustration showing 3 bundles of ten sticks equals 30.

3 Bundles of Ten Sticks

Illustration showing 3 bundles of ten sticks equals 30.

Illustration showing 4 bundles of ten sticks equals 40.

4 Bundles of Ten Sticks

Illustration showing 4 bundles of ten sticks equals 40.

Illustration showing 5 bundles of ten sticks equals 50.

5 Bundles of Ten Sticks

Illustration showing 5 bundles of ten sticks equals 50.

Nest of the common European swallow, which can be found in old wells and mines, under the roofs of barns and sheds, in belfries, and sometimes in the fork of a dead tree.

Nest of the Common European Swallow

Nest of the common European swallow, which can be found in old wells and mines, under the roofs of barns…