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 for Escarp
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Escarp \Es*carp"\, n. [F. escarpe (cf. Sp. escarpa, It. scarpa),
     fr. escarper to cut steep, cut to a slope, prob. of German
     origin: cf. G. scharf sharp,, E. sharp, or perh. scrape.]
     (Fort.)
     The side of the ditch next the parapet; -- same as scarp,
     and opposed to counterscarp.
     [1913 Webster]

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Escarp \Es*carp"\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Escarped; p. pr. & vb.
     n. Escarping.] (Mil.)
     To make into, or furnish with, a steep slope, like that of a
     scrap. --Carleton.
     [1913 Webster]

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  escarp
      n 1: a steep artificial slope in front of a fortification [syn:
           escarpment, escarp, scarp, protective embankment]

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