Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A (usually wooden) structure that projects from a coastline to prevent erosion, longshore drift etc.; a breakwater
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. See groin.
- n. a protective structure of stone or concrete; extends from shore into the water to prevent a beach from washing away
- From Old French groign, from Late Latin grunium, grunia, from Medieval Latin grunnium ("snout"), from Latin grunnire ("grunt like a pig"). (Wiktionary)
“A wrong right: the zebra crossing in Dulwich A sign on Frington beach in Essex which should say 'groyne”
“Unfortunately, this also reduces sand replenishment on the downdrift side, necessitating the construction of another groyne.”
“The officer, always thinly clad (both through the state of his wardrobe and his dread of effeminate comfort), settled his bony shoulders against the rough stonework, and his heels upon a groyne, and gave his subordinate a nod, which meant, “Make no fuss, but out with it.””
“The problem was that rather than offer shelter from the wind the groyne was faciltating a sandstorm around the whole area.”
“In addition, concrete blocks were made, allowed to remain in moist sand for three months, and were then placed in the form of a groyne in the sea between high and low-water mark.”
“Ocean, and at Degerhamm on the Baltic, where the water is only one-seventh as salt as the North Sea, while the concrete blocks were built up in the form of a breakwater or groyne at Thyboron on the west coast of Jutland.”
“There, as if really unable to get up again, he remained crouching under the groyne, looking up in an attitude of painful anxiety.”
“The moment came when the pursuer was hovering about from left to right only a few yards beyond the groyne where the runner lay in hiding.”
“After two or three ineffectual castings hither and thither it came to a stop, stood upright, with arms raised high, and then darted straight forward towards the groyne.”
“Owing to the roughness of the sea, the steamer arrived late, after the sun had set, and it was a long time turning about before it reached the groyne.”
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