Definitions

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. Plural form of embankment.

Etymologies

Sorry, no etymologies found.

Examples

  • People who have settled closest to the embankments are the most vulnerable and take the heaviest toll.

    ICIMOD Press release

  • “Governments have to find ways to support improved livelihood strategies, and increase people’s influence in the governance of infrastructure, such as embankments,” he added.

    ICIMOD Press release

  • They’d been by themselves on the road since their mother and older sister were killed two weeks before, at first traveling with some people from their town but then blending in with the endless stream of other refugees moving southward along the pushed-up roads and embankments of the river valleys.

    Excerpt: The Surrendered by Chang-rae Lee

  • Much of the story is set in what was then Leningrad, a city of contrasts: the home of "Pushkin and the tsars, of granite embankments and lace ironwork," where people stood in line for necessities like toilet paper and milk.

    New in paperback: 'A Mountain of Crumbs' and more

  • Between the 1760s and 1830s, the period of "canal mania," the English countryside was torn to bits by gangs of mostly-Irish "navvies," digging, tunnelling, heaping up embankments, hacking deep cuttings through obstructive hills; building ingenious staircases of locks, shapely bridges and high-flying aqueducts, to create the great spider web of canals that was Britain's main transportation infrastructure in the early days of the Industrial Revolution.

    The Best Way Through England Is Wet

  • City leaders have strengthened embankments and canals in a bid to divert the worst of the floods toward the sea, but Bangkok Gov.

    Fears Grow for Bangkok as Floodwaters Close In

  • Engineers have long used scrap tires for highway embankments in the U.S., but the impact on local ecology remains the subject of debate.

    Tire-Soil Mixture Buffers From Quakes

  • Millions of people could be hit by floods because infrastructure, such as dykes and embankments, is weak, and the lack of funds means that some communities have not been able to adequately reconstruct their homes or restore their livelihoods as farmers, the group said in a report, Flooded and Forgotten.

    Global response to Pakistan floods inadequate, claims report

  • Sukhumbhand Paribatra is releasing his own crisis updates as soldiers and volunteers race to shore up protective embankments and dig canals to prevent the flood waters from inundating areas around the city, which represents more than 40% of Thailand's economic output.

    Thai Premier Calls for Unity as Flood Threatens Bangkok

  • They have also altered runoff patterns and added road embankments that further prevent floods from escaping.

    Floodwaters Reach Bangkok

Wordnik is becoming a not-for-profit! Read our announcement here.

Comments

Log in or sign up to get involved in the conversation. It's quick and easy.