This section is from the book "The Corner Cupboard; Or, Facts For Everybody", by Robert Kemp Philp. Also available from Amazon: The Corner Cupboard; or Facts for Everybody.
Battering-Ram. A machine made use of by the ancients to effect breaches in fortifications Sometimes they were swung on ropes, and at others driven by men, who were protected from the besieged by suitable coverings.
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