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Feature 'f' is a hornwork. From Cyclopaedia.
The Weber Church of Zittau inside a hornwork (][Europaeum Theatrum

, Volume 5, plate 12. Published in 1651 in Frankfurt am Main).]]

A hornwork is an element of the Italian bastion system of fortification. Its face is flanked with a pair of demi-bastions.

Distinguish from a crownwork, which contains a full bastion at the center.