- n. Plural form of revetment.
“I was a bomb dump weenie, Boring dull and very very dangerous shuffling bombs and rockets and other stuff from revetments to the flightline and back again.”
“Today, they exhibit a new proficiency in the fieldcraft of war, digging slit-trenches, camouflaging their positions behind sandy revetments and plotting choreographed offensives.”
“Both villages were told by the government that their groynes and revetments were not going to be maintained, essentially putting their community at risk and turning their homes into worthless real estates.”
“These factors and the large concrete river revetments and channelization have all contributed to the decrease of sediment mobilization within the system, thus altering the delta formation at the mouth of the river and contributing to the loss of habitat for many coastal and estuarine species.”
“His tour with the Corp was up in February 68 and he left "the Nam" by racing from behind one of the revetments lining the air strip at Khe Sahn and leaping aboard a still rolling C-130.”
“He left the ominous Hoover Building, stepping around the line of cement revetments arranged to keep the mad terrorist car bombers at bay, and dawdled aimlessly around Southeast DC, looking for a spot to eat.”
“Three gun pits, sandbagged revetments reinforced with palm, held gun crews with riflemen, all working frantically to keep their fire up.”
“Then Kenji Kishida either tired of the strain of moving at high speed or decided he wanted to see something prettier than Nissans and Mazdas playing tag at 120 kmh and the revetments of the superhighway, so he took an exit ramp.”
“One of our planes bombed the airfield and blew up a plane inside one of the revetments.”
“The use of hard engineering structures – seawalls, groynes, revetments and breakwaters – is generally discouraged.”
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Words I do not know (and may have transcribed incorrectly) from the first volume of Clive James' 'Unreliable Memoirs'.
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