from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. Same as palisade.
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There were some small outhouses, and the whole was surrounded by a pallisado, or piquet, about fifteen feet high.
In the depth of winter, in the year 1647, in a very tempestuous night, the Fort of Saybrook fell on fire, none knows how, whereby all the buildings within the pallisado were burnt down, with the goods, so as Captain Mason, with his wife and child, could hardly escape.
My meaning was further at the head of the River in the place of my descent where I would have left my boates, to have raised a sconse with a small trench, and a pallisado upon the top of it, in the which, and in the guard of my boates I would have left five and twentie, or thirtie men, with the rest would I have marched with as much victuall as every man could have