Hoarding

Upper wooden stories on a stone castle wall; the living area; sometimes, a temporary wooden balcony suspended from the tops of walls from which missiles could be dropped.
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hoarding

The use of covered wooden galleries (or hoards) erected on upper walls of a castle for defensive purposes.
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Hoarding

Hoard'ing noun [ From Old French hourd , hourt , barrier, palisade, of German or Dutch origin; confer Dutch horde hurdle, fence, German horde , hürde ; akin to English hurdle . √16. See Hurdle .] 1. (Architecture) A screen of boa
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hoarding

1. A screen of boards inclosing a house and materials while builders are at work. 'Posted on every dead wall and hoarding.' (London Graphic) ... 2. A fence, barrier, or cover, inclosing, surrounding, or concealing something. 'The whole arrangement was surrounded by a hoarding, the space within which was divided into compartments by sheets of tin.'
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Hoarding

• (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Hoard • (n.) A screen of boards inclosing a house and materials while builders are at work. • (n.) A fence, barrier, or cover, inclosing, surrounding, or concealing something.
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hoarding

(from the article `military technology`) ...fire along the face and foot of the wall, and the towers were made higher than the wall to give additional range to archers and crossbowmen. The ...
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hoarding

(from the article `Europe, history of`) Throughout this period there were vivid and striking manifestations of religious beliefs, ritual behaviour, and artistic activities. One of the most ... The whole fabric of the centralized state depended on the mobilization of great resources for the crown. Even the earliest rulers had needed a ho...
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Hoarding

In architecture a hoarding is a screen of boards enclosing a house and materials while builders are at work.
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Hoarding

[castles] A hoard or hoarding was a temporary wooden (shed-like) construction that was placed on the exterior of the ramparts of a castle during a siege. The purpose of a hoarding was to allow the defenders to improve their field of fire along the length of a wall and, most particularly, directly downwards to the wall base. The latter funct
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Hoarding

[animal behavior] Hoarding or caching in animal behavior is the storage of food in locations hidden from the sight of both conspecifics and members of other species. Most commonly, the function of hoarding or caching is to store food in times of surplus for times when food is less plentiful. However, there is evidence that some amount of ca
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Hoarding

Hoarding is a general term for a behavior that leads people or animals to accumulate food or other items during periods of scarcity. ==Animal behavior== Hoarding and caching are common behaviors in many bird species as well as in rodents. Most animal caches are of food. However, some birds will also stingily collect other items, especially if the
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hoarding

wooden fighting platform fitted to parapet of wall as extra protection for defenders
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hoarding

  1. large outdoor signboard
  2. save up as for future use
  3. get together

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Hoarding

[economics] In economics, hoarding is the practice of buying up and holding resources so that they can be sold to customers for profit. ==Definition== Under capitalist theory, if this is done so that the resource can be transferred to the customer or improved upon, then it is a standard business practice (eg buying up a bunch of wood to tur
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Hoarding

Upper wooden stories on a stone castle wall; the living area; sometimes, a temporary wooden balcony suspended from the tops of walls from which missiles could be dropped.
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Hoarding

A covered wooden gallery affixed to the top of the outside of a tower or curtain wall to defend a castle.
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