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The Antonine Wall report: being an account of excavations, etc., made under the direction of the Glasgow Archæological Society during 1890 - 93 — Glasgow, 1899

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THE ANTONINE WALL REPORT.

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about 3 feet north of the south kerb, the details of the dark lines
are as under:—

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On the stone base,

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This is on the inside of the transverse piece. At the third
place, viz., on the outside or south face of the transverse piece,
these same 16 layers are distinctly to be seen line for line. This
southern face consists to a large extent of whitish clayey matter.
Whatever that may be, it is specially noteworthy that the dark
lines go through it quite the same as through the red earth.

This piece, forming the south face of the vallum, is as closely
as may be a repetition in character of the features found in the
similar case of section Croy No. 11; with this difference, how-
ever, that, whereas in the latter the whitish clayey substance
lying thick on the top was densest and most adhesive and
clayey on the top, in the present case the whitish top is much
more sandy, and the denser and more clayey stuff is mostly
to be found near the base. This whitish stuff is not got
except in two or three very small patches in the expansion.
It stops at the kerb, thus affording an opportunity—by the
vivid contrast of its whitish colour with the red earth of the
expansion—to observe indications of the batter or slope of the
south face of the vallum at this part. Waiving for the present
the question whether the use of the semi-circular expansion was
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