Definitions of "Diche"

A Middle English form of ditch.

The word "Diche" in example sentences

M {en}. weneð bon siker þurh walle ⁊ þurh diche. þe deð his echte on sikere stude he hit sent to heueneriche. Selections from early Middle English, 1130-1250 Part I: Texts

The remedie for this, is to builde in the plain, and to make the diche that compasseth thy citee, so deepe, that the enemie maie not digge lower then thesame, where he shall not finde water, whiche onely is enemie to the caves: for if thou be in a toune, which thou defendest on Machiavelli, Volume I

Lorde of the bridges of his side, ordainyng, that thei should fall upon postes, in the middest of the diche. Machiavelli, Volume I

Annone did: for as muche as I saied that they made a diche, and filled it with towe, so that he, that woulde passe over the same, should be constrained to contende with the diche and with fire: Annone made the fire, without the diche, and because he intended to passe over it, he made it not great, for that otherwise without the diche, it shoulde have letted him. Machiavelli, Volume I

It should be without doubt, but mindyng to make one diche onely, myne opinion is, that it standeth better within then without. Machiavelli, Volume I

When there should bee made besides the diche within, a diche also without, should it not bee stronger? Machiavelli, Volume I

Some, which chaunsing to bee in suche perill, have inclosed their armie on the hinder parte with a diche, and fillyng the same full of towe, and firyng it, have then passed with the armie without beyng able to be letted of the enemie, he beyng by the same fire that was betwene them held backe. Machiavelli, Volume I

Ladders, and it giveth not facilitie to the enemie, to fill up the diche: Then the walle ought to be high, of that heighth as shall bee thought beste, and no lesse thick, then two yardes and a quarter, for to make it more difficult to ruinate. Machiavelli, Volume I

Therefore it is wisdom to let alone those Bulwarkes without, and to fortifie thenterance of the toune, and to kever the gates of the same with turnyngs after suche sort, that men cannot goe in nor oute of the gate by right line: and from the tournynges to the gate, to make a diche with a bridge. Machiavelli, Volume I

The diche that environed the old town was a very deep and ftrong thing* A description of that admirable structure, the cathedral church of Salisbury. : With the chapels, monuments, grave-stones, and their inscriptions. To which is prefixed an account of Old Sarum.

a litle diche, and ther cot thei the throte of the sacryfice. The Fardle of Facions, conteining the aunciente maners, customes and lawes, of the peoples enhabiting the two partes of the earth, called Affricke and Asie

[Sidenote: Tounes and Fortresses maie be strong twoo waies; The place that now a daies is moste sought to fortifie in; How a Toune walle ought to bee made; The walle of a toune ought to bee high, and the diche within, and not without; The thickenes that a Toune walle ought to bee of, and the distaunces betwene everie flancker, and of what breadth and deapth the dich ought to bee; How the ordinaunce is planted, for the defence of a toune; The nature of the batterie.] Machiavelli, Volume I

The diche that envirined the old town was a very deepe and strong thynge. " From John O'Groats to Land's End

a litle diche, and ther cot thei the throte of the sacryfice. The Principal Navigations, Voyages, Traffiques and Discoveries of the English Nation — Volume 06 Madiera, the Canaries, Ancient Asia, Africa, etc.

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