embankment


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a long artificial mound of stone or earth

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Presently, I heard it at my own level -- the ridge-top of the opposite embankment, a hundred feet or more away.
I picketed the great embankments thrown up around our lines by the dynamite explosion -- merely a look- out of a couple of boys to announce the enemy when he should appear again.
That is why--" Here he stopped himself, and they began to walk slowly along the Embankment, the moon fronting them.
You may come of the oldest family in Devonshire, but that's no reason why you should mind being seen alone with me on the Embankment.
After watching the traffic on the Embankment for a minute or two with a stoical gaze she twitched her husband's sleeve, and they crossed between the swift discharge of motor cars.
The taxi was on the Embankment now, and they sped along for some time in silence.
It was a large room over the library, and looked out upon the black river and the row of white lights along the Cambridge Embankment.
Only the slow trains stopped at the station and there was so little to do that the station-master and his porter grew flowers on the embankment, and trained creepers over the waiting-room window.
This was a hobo jungle, pitched in a thin strip of woods that lay between a railroad embankment and the bank of a river.
The sumach (Rhus glabra) grew luxuriantly about the house, pushing up through the embankment which I had made, and growing five or six feet the first season.
There is something continental about Chelsea Embankment.
This is the day of large views, and glorious humanity, and all that; but I wish back-sword play hadn't gone out in the Vale of White Horse, and that that confounded Great Western hadn't carried away Alfred's Hill to make an embankment.
With the crashing of glass, the splitting of timber - a hideous, tearing sound - the wrecked saloon, dragging the engine half-way over with it, slipped down a low embankment and lay on its side, what remained of it, in a field of turnips.
Others, men and women, dipped in the puddles with little mugs of mutilated earthenware, or even with handkerchiefs from women's heads, which were squeezed dry into infants' mouths; others made small mud- embankments, to stem the wine as it ran; others, directed by lookers-on up at high windows, darted here and there, to cut off little streams of wine that started away in new directions; others devoted themselves to the sodden and lee-dyed pieces of the cask, licking, and even champing the moister wine-rotted fragments with eager relish.
Before he had reached the embankments that were being thrown up, he saw, in the light of the dull autumn evening, mounted men coming toward him.