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

  Counterscarp \Coun"ter*scarp`\ (koun`t[~e]r*sk[aum]rp`) n.
     [Counter- + scarp: cf. F. contrescarpe.] (Fort.)
     The exterior slope or wall of the ditch; -- sometimes, the
     whole covered way, beyond the ditch, with its parapet and
     glacis; as, the enemy have lodged themselves on the
     counterscarp.
     [1913 Webster]

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