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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.
Now, William," she said, "if people see me racing along the Embankment like this they WILL talk.
he exclaimed to himself, striding back along the Embankment.
Rodney stopped and once more began beating a kind of rhythm, as if he were marking a phrase in a symphony, upon the smooth stone balustrade of the Embankment.
The embankment juts out in angles here and there, like pulpits; instead of preachers, however, small boys occupy them, dangling string, dropping pebbles, or launching wads of paper for a cruise.
The wide Embankment which had had room for cannonballs and squadrons, had now shrunk to a cobbled lane steaming with smells of malt and oil and blocked by waggons.
I advise nothing," he interrupted, glancing up and down the Embankment, in case his indiscretion had been overheard.
Footsteps coming down the embankment alarmed him, and he hid the bottle under his hat on the ground between his legs.
The Bureau of Reclamation has selected five ideas to receive $20,000 to limit rodents from burrowing into canals, levees and earthen dam embankments.
Authorities said the number of affected people could cross more than 15 million as scores of villagers taking shelter atop roofs or on river embankments are yet to be reached.
This he said while visiting River Indus embankments passing from district Matairi near Chhandan Mori, Baoo Dero, Sekhat and Bhanoth points here on Sunday.
SUKKUR -- The Deputy Commissioner Noushahro Feroze Dr Wasim Ali on Wednesday visited SM and Bakhari protective embankments of River Indus along with irrigation officials and announced that the overall situation of the embankments is satisfactory.
Behavior of ground vibration induced by trains moving on embankments with rail roughness, Soil Dynamics and Earthquake Engineering 20: 1237-1249.
Abstract: This paper describes the behavior of reinforced embankments constructed on soft clay subgrade with varying compressible depths, embankment slopes and embankment heights.
Make sure that embankments containing ponds of water, tailings, processing waste, or other fluids are designed and constructed to be stable, and that mining operations are kept a safe distance away.