They are made chiefly from grapes, and are used to fortify wines.
Mary, with the assistance of a French contingent, began to fortify Leith.
commencing to fortify the country around Lisbon.
Augustus and his successors took good care to fortify the Rhine carefully, and a large proportion of the Roman legions were constantly in garrison here.
Again, it should have been the first duty of the Republic adequately to fortify the dzikie pola, or "savage steppe," as the vast plain was called which extended from Kiev to the Black Sea, and some feeble attempts to do so were at last made.