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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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In recent years, flood waters have closed many highways and local roads as well as interstate highways, and caused scour that damaged many spur dikes and even resulted in loss of life.
Now that the Massachusetts Water Resources Authority has finished removing trees from the earthen dam on the south dike of Wachusett Reservoir, it is starting a similar project on the north dike off Route 110 in Clinton and Sterling.
The Afghans hope that the grass will take root and help hold the diKes together.
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.
Bill Reed, Manager of Exploration in Mexico commented " The Montecristo III concession is a very key addition to our San Miguel holdings because a mineralized intrusive dike system recently mapped and sampled on the Montecristo and the Montecristo II concessions is known to extend north onto the Montecristo III concession.
Dikes built of clay and sandbags were washed away in hours.
Now Herwart Helmstaedt at Queen's University in Kingston,Ontario, and his colleagues have discovered a layer of dikes as well in 2.
Cawley explained that when the Wachusett Dam and Reservoir were constructed, the north and south dikes were intended to remain free of trees and shrubs so soil integrity would be maintained.
Classes were canceled at the University of North Dakota and students helped top off already towering sandbag dikes.
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).