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Synonyms for dike

(slang) offensive term for a lesbian who is noticeably masculine

a barrier constructed to contain the flow of water or to keep out the sea


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enclose with a dike

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The DPWH has put up concrete barriers to stop big and wide vehicles from using dikes.
In some locations dikes are constructed higher than the high water level, which are called emerged dikes.
However, since the 1930s, trees have become established on the north and south dikes of the reservoir.
Afghans construct earthen dikes extending out into the river to divert water.
Offset dikes consist of a rock called quartz diorite that spread out from the Sudbury Basin like arteries.
The river dikes have long history in their construction stage, so it is general that the mechanical properties of embankment material and ground conditions are not fully known.
Vincent, population 100, working long hours to shore up the dikes against the water that surrounds the town.
1) Provide emergency debris removal on mosquito control dikes based on linear feet of dike cleared, material quantity removed/recycled, type of debris being removed/relocated (plant or mineral), and/or duration of removal process.
Authorities went door-to-door Saturday, ordering residents still in their homes to leave after the Red River overran miles of sandbag dikes and sent dirty water washing through their neighborhoods.
But studies of ophiolites suggested that the structure of the crust was more complex: The basalts in the upper, extrusive layer had different compositions and magnetic properties than the underlying layer of so-called sheeted dikes (relicts of the channels used by lavas to get to the surface).
The intended use of surface waters includes construction of two dikes damming with permanent transfers and basins wypadowymi in place of the natural valley unnamed watercourse.
Leonard Cawley, an authority spokesman, said yesterday the work does not have anything to do with the granite-faced 110-foot Wachusett Dam in Clinton, built at the turn of the last century, but refers to earthen dams - or dikes, which he described as dams without plumbing.